deduction

[[t]dɪdʌ̱kʃ(ə)n[/t]]
deductions
1) N-COUNT: oft N about n A deduction is a conclusion that you have reached about something because of other things that you know to be true.

It was a pretty astute deduction...

My mother had consequently made her own shrewd deductions about what was going on in my marriage.

2) N-UNCOUNT Deduction is the process of reaching a conclusion about something because of other things that you know to be true.

Miss Allan beamed at him. `You are clever to guess. I'm sure I don't know how you did it.' - `Deduction,' James said.

3) N-COUNT A deduction is an amount that has been subtracted from a total.

...your gross income (before tax and National Insurance deductions)...

After deductions for war reparations, the balance would be used to buy food and humanitarian supplies.

4) N-UNCOUNT Deduction is the act or process of subtracting an amount of money from a total amount.

After the deduction of tax at 20 per cent, the interest rate will be 6.2 per cent.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • deduction — Deduction. Soustraction. On luy a payé tant en deduction du principal. Il signifie aussi, Narration, enumeration en detail. Faire une longue deduction de ses raisons …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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