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deduction

de·duc·tion

deduction

 
pronunciation:
dih duhk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is subtracted or deducted.
Because the skirt had a hole in it, the store gave us a deduction of ten dollars.
 
antonyms:
addition
similar words:
discount
definition 2: the process of finding an answer by using what is already known to be true.
If you see footprints in the snow, and you know that the snow started falling after dark, deduction will tell you that somebody was here last night.
similar words:
derivation
definition 3: an opinion or solution reached by this process.
His missing jacket led me to the deduction that he had left.
similar words:
conclusion, derivation
derivation: deductive (adj.)
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