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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·duct /dɪˈdʌkt, di-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·duct v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Deducting.]
 1. To lead forth or out. [Obs.]
    A people deducted out of the city of Philippos.   --Udall.
 2. To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of.
    Deduct what is but vanity, or dress.   --Pope.
    Two and a half per cent should be deducted out of the pay of the foreign troops.   --Bp. Burnet.
    We deduct from the computation of our years that part of our time which is spent in . . . infancy.
 3. To reduce; to diminish. [Obs.] “Do not deduct it to days.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make a subtraction [syn: subtract, take off] [ant: add]
      2: retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My
         employer is withholding taxes" [syn: withhold, recoup]
      3: reason by deduction; establish by deduction [syn: deduce,
         infer, derive]