deduction noun

1 working things out from the facts

ADJ. brilliant | logical | reasonable


PREP. by ~ She arrived at this conclusion by logical deduction. | ~ about We can make some deductions about the history of the ruins.

PHRASES powers of deduction a detective with excellent powers of deduction | a process of deduction She arrived at the solution by a simple process of deduction.

2 taking an amount from a total/the amount taken

ADJ. monthly, weekly monthly deductions for health insurance | tax

VERB + DEDUCTION make The company automatically makes tax deductions from your salary.

PREP. ~ for deductions for travel costs | ~ from deductions from his wages