## DEDUCTION

### deduction

#### Noun

- That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed
- A sum that can be removed from tax calculations; something that is written off
*You might want to donate the old junk and just take the***deduction**.

- A conclusion; that which is deduced, concluded or figured out
*He arrived at the***deduction**that the butler didn't do it.

- The ability or skill to deduce or figure out; the power of reason
*Through his powers of***deduction**, he realized that the plan would never work.

- A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.
- A conclusion reached by this process

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