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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


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.


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

Narrower (hyponym)bite, withholding


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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