deduction

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Deduction is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈdʌkʃən/
  • SAMPA: /dI"dVkS@n/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
deduction

Plural
deductions

  1. (countable & uncountable) Deduction is the process or result of thinking about information to find an answer or opinion.
    A detective must uncover the murderer by logical deduction from facts.
  2. (countable & uncountable) Deduction is the amount or process of taking something away, usually money.
    The average worker takes home about $500 per week after tax and other deductions.

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