Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEDUCTION

Intellectually I may make mistakes in deduction, but spiritually I cannot but find God.

I'll give about eight thousand with a deduction on account of the glades.

His art is less for every deduction from his holiness, and less for every defect of common sense.

That is not a matter of opinion, not a matter of inference or deduction.

My deduction is that those signals did not and could not cause the explosion.

This deduction was strengthened when Rathburn suddenly pointed toward the east.

Any deduction from this monopoly must bring down her rival in proportion to this deduction.

This deduction was based, not upon guesswork, but upon experience.

It is easy to make the deduction requisite to such an understanding.

What I really wanted from her was an inspection of the book and blotter, and a deduction from it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "action of deducting," from Middle French déduction or directly from Latin deductionem (nominative deductio), noun of action from past participle stem of deducere (see deduce). Meaning "that which is deducted" is from 1540s. As a term in logic, from Late Latin use of deductio as a loan-translation of Greek apagoge.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEDUCTION

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.