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English noun: deduction

1. deduction (possession) a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket


Synonymstax deduction, tax write-off


Broader (hypernym)write-down, write-off


Narrower (hyponym)business deduction, exemption, tax benefit, tax break

2. deduction (possession) an amount or percentage deducted


Synonymsdiscount


Broader (hypernym)adjustment, allowance


Narrower (hyponym)trade discount

3. deduction (cognition) something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)


SamplesHis resignation had political implications.


Synonymsentailment, implication


Broader (hypernym)illation, inference

4. deduction (cognition) reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)


Synonymsdeductive reasoning, synthesis


Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning


Narrower (hyponym)syllogism

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


SamplesHe complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks.


Synonymssubtraction


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down


Narrower (hyponym)bite, withholding


Antonymsaddition

6. deduction (act) the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise


Synonymsdiscount, price reduction


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down









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