Meaning of DEDUCTION in English


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


Date: 15th century


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


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.