de·duct /dɪˈdʌkt, di-/
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.”
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,