Associations to the word «Deduction»


DEDUCTION, noun. That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed
DEDUCTION, noun. A sum that can be removed from tax calculations; something that is written off
DEDUCTION, noun. (logic) A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.
DEDUCTION, noun. A conclusion; that which is deduced, concluded or figured out
DEDUCTION, noun. The ability or skill to deduce or figure out; the power of reason
DEDUCTION THEOREM, noun. (logic) A procedure for "discharging" assumptions from an inference, causing them to become antecedents of the conclusion; or vice versa. Symbolically, the conversion of an inference of the form \( P, A \vdash C\) to an inference of the form \( P \vdash A \rightarrow C \) or vice versa, where \(\vdash\) is the turnstile symbol. The validity of the procedure is a metatheorem of the given logical theory.

Dictionary definition

DEDUCTION, noun. A reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket.
DEDUCTION, noun. An amount or percentage deducted.
DEDUCTION, noun. Something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications".
DEDUCTION, noun. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect).
DEDUCTION, noun. The act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks".
DEDUCTION, noun. The act of reducing the selling price of merchandise.

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