Part of speech: noun

The act of deducing or of deducting; an inference; conclusion; subtraction; abatement.

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Usage examples "deduction":

  1. We came to it by fair deduction. - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. What is the logical deduction to be drawn from all this? - "Worldly Ways and Byways", 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", American Anti-Slavery Society.