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deduction

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1 something that is or may be subtracted
  • contestants get a deduction from their scores for every incorrect guess

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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

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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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The first known use of deduction was in the 15th century

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“Deduction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deduction. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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