De*duc"tion (?), n. [L. deductio: cf. F. d'eduction.]
Act or process of deducing or inferring.
The deduction of one language from another.
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.
That which is deducted; the part taken away; abatement; as, a deduction from the yearly rent.
Syn. -- See Induction.
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