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Meaning & Definition of Deduction in English

English

Deduction

/dɪdəkʃən/

noun

1. A reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated

  • Reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
    synonym:
  • tax write-off
  • ,
  • tax deduction
  • ,
  • deduction

2. An amount or percentage deducted

    synonym:
  • deduction
  • ,
  • discount

3. Something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)

  • "His resignation had political implications"
    synonym:
  • deduction
  • ,
  • entailment
  • ,
  • implication

4. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

    synonym:
  • deduction
  • ,
  • deductive reasoning
  • ,
  • synthesis

5. The act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)

  • "He complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
    synonym:
  • subtraction
  • ,
  • deduction

6. The act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

    synonym:
  • discount
  • ,
  • price reduction
  • ,
  • deduction