De*duc"tion (?), n. [L. deductio: cf. F. d'eduction.]


Act or process of deducing or inferring.

The deduction of one language from another. Johnson.

This process, by which from two statements we deduce a third, is called deduction. J. R. Seely.


Act of deducting or taking away; subtraction; as, the deduction of the subtrahend from the minuend.


That which is deduced or drawn from premises by a process of reasoning; an inference; a conclusion.

Make fair deductions; see to what they mount. Pope.


That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.

Syn. -- See Induction.


© Webster 1913.

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