Meaning of DEDUCTION in English

DEDUCTION

transcription, транскрипция: [ di-ˈdək-shən, dē- ]

noun

Date: 15th century

1.

a. : an act of taking away

deduction of legitimate business expenses

b. : something that is or may be subtracted

deduction s from his taxable income

2.

a. : the deriving of a conclusion by reasoning ; specifically : inference in which the conclusion about particulars follows necessarily from general or universal premises — compare induction

b. : a conclusion reached by logical deduction

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