deduction


deduction

noun

Definition of DEDUCTION

1
something that is or may be subtracted <contestants get a deduction from their scores for every incorrect guess>
2
the act or an instance of taking away from a total <the deduction of the amount awarded to the plaintiff in order to pay the legal fees>
Synonyms deduction
3
an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning <his impressive deduction of the correct answer from only a few hints>

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