Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: deduction
IPA transcription: [dɪd'ʌkʃən]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: tax_write-off, tax_deduction, deduction
    Meaning: a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
  • Synonyms: deduction, discount
    Meaning: an amount or percentage deducted
  • Synonyms: deduction, entailment, implication
    Meaning: something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
  • Synonyms: deduction, deductive_reasoning, synthesis
    Meaning: reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  • Synonyms: subtraction, deduction
    Meaning: the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
Usage examples
  • This mode of reasoning appears sometimes to turn upon the supposition of usurpation in the national government; at other times it seems to be designed only as a deduction from the constitutional operation of its intended powers.
  • In regard to the former, deduction is the right mode of argument, whereas in regard to the latter, induction is always theoretically preferable, and warrants a greater confidence in the truth of our conclusion, because all empirical generalizations are more uncertain than the instances of them.