[ US /dɪˈdəkʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪdˈʌkʃən/ ]
  1. something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
    his resignation had political implications
  2. the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
    he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks
  3. an amount or percentage deducted
  4. the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
  5. reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
  6. a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
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How To Use deduction In A Sentence

  • No deduction in pay is made for absence due to illness.
  • It is best to set out all the circumstances that may lead to a deduction from wages and put these in the documentation you provide to employees. Times, Sunday Times
  • He arrived at the solution by a simple process of deduction.
  • Will the grower lose all expenses and other tax deductions relating to his or her small business or farming enterprise?
  • In the absence of clear evidence that a spouse intends to sell or dispose of an asset or will be forced to do so, a court should not grant a deduction for notional sale or disposition costs.
  • In ordinary life it is rare indeed for people to form their beliefs by a process of logical deduction from facts ascertained by a rigorous search for all available evidence and a judicious assessment of its probative value.
  • The mortgage interest deduction promotes home ownership.
  • During the national election campaign, Mr. Klein boasted he'd open more private clinics and begin a tax deduction based on income to raise more revenue.
  • Yes, the transcendental deduction is not and cannot be based on direct evidence. Matthew Yglesias » Kinsley’s Transcendental Deduction of Hyperinflation
  • Carry out tests or experiments on these deductions in order not to prove them but to refute them.
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