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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Deduction


DEDUCTION, noun

1. The act of deducting.

2. That which is deducted; sum or amount taken from another; defalcation; abatement; as, this sum is a deduction from the yearly rent.

3. That which is drawn from premises; fact, opinion, or hypothesis, collected from principles or facts stated, or established data; inference; consequence drawn; conclusion; as, this opinion is a fair deduction from the principles you have advanced.