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

 de·duc·tion /dɪˈdʌkʃən, di-/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·duc·tion n.
 1. Act or process of deducing or inferring.
    The deduction of one language from another.   --Johnson.
    This process, by which from two statements we deduce a third, is called deduction.   --J. R. Seely.
 2. Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.
 3. That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.
    Make fair deductions; see to what they mount.   --Pope.
 4. That which is or may be deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent in compensation for services; deductions from income in calculating income taxes.
 Syn: -- See Induction.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is
           calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for
           the taxpayer's income bracket [syn: tax write-off, tax
      2: an amount or percentage deducted [syn: discount]
      3: something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied);
         "his resignation had political implications" [syn: entailment,
      4: reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause
         to effect) [syn: deductive reasoning, synthesis]
      5: the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he
         complained about the subtraction of money from their
         paychecks" [syn: subtraction] [ant: addition]
      6: the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise [syn: discount,
          price reduction]