noun Date: 15th century 1. a. an act of taking away <
deduction of legitimate business expenses
b. something that is or may be subtracted <
deductions 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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