What does the word deduction mean?

Usage examples for deduction

  1. We came to it by fair deduction. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  2. What is the logical deduction to be drawn from all this? – Worldly Ways and Byways by Eliot Gregory
  3. This is sound reasoning, on your part; and, if your premises are correct, there is no resisting your deduction. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society