• WordNet 3.6
    • v deduct reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    • v deduct make a subtraction "subtract this amount from my paycheck"
    • v deduct retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments "My employer is withholding taxes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nearly 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour.
    • Deduct To lead forth or out. "A people deducted out of the city of Philippos."
    • Deduct To reduce; to diminish. "Do not deduct it to days."
    • Deduct To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of. "Deduct what is but vanity, or dress.""Two and a half per cent should be deducted out of the pay of the foreign troops.""We deduct from the computation of our years that part of our time which is spent in . . . infancy."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deduct To lead forth or away; deduce; conduct.
    • deduct To trace out; set forth.
    • deduct To bring down; reduce.
    • deduct To take away, separate, or remove in numbering, estimating, or calculating; subtract, as a counterbalancing item or particular: as, to deduct losses from the total receipts; from the amount of profits deduct the freight-charges.
    • deduct Synonyms Deduct, Subtract. These words cannot properly be used interchangeably. Deduct is to lead away, set aside, in a general or distributive sense; subtract, to draw off, remove, in a literal or collective sense. In settling a mercantile account, certain items, as charges, losses, etc., are deducted by being added together and their total subtracted from the grand total of the transaction. From a parcel of goods of known value or number articles are subtracted or literally taken away as required; the value or number of the remainder at any time may be ascertained by deducting the value or number of those taken from the original package; and this again is effected by subtracting the figures representing the smaller amount from those representing the larger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deduct to take from: to separate: to subtract
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.”
  • Lewis H. Lapham
    “I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.”
  • Xaviera Hollander
    Xaviera Hollander
    “Actually, if my business was legitimate, I would deduct a substantial percentage for depreciation of my body.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.”
  • Shelby Friedman
    Shelby Friedman
    “Income tax time is when you test your powers of deduction.”
  • American Proverb
    American Proverb
    “No matter how bad a child is, he is still good for a tax deduction.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deductus, p. p. of deducere, to deduct. See Deduce
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deducĕre, deductumde, from ducĕre, ductum, to lead.


In literature:

Deduct the farm lands, and there remain unoccupied 8,250,330 acres.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3, No. 1 January 1863" by Various
These systems must be exact, or deductions cannot be made from them.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
The doctrine of evolution is now a vital part of biology, and we might accept the evolution of man as a special deduction from the general law.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
But Cobbett's deduction from his principles is peculiar.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
In mathematical and deductive science, of course, it is quite otherwise.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Moreover, I should have to deduct fifty cents if it had been finished, because long stitches show on the wrong side.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
We shall be convinced of this if we consider the two essential functions of intellect, the faculty of deduction and that of induction.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Is that not a fair deduction, sir?
"Simon" by J. Storer Clouston
His brain must be constructive, logical; he must have the power of deduction.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford
Deduction begins vertically, and makes that which comes from above to be its guide and standard in all inductive work.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong

In poetry:

There was once a man who made a weird machine,
Employing dynamite and kerosene.
His subsequent destruction
Was a matter of deduction,
And a circumstance that might have been foreseen.
"An Error in Creation" by C J Dennis

In news:

Romney reveals potential tax deduction and spending cuts at fundraiser.
Gregoire seeks sales tax deduction extension.
Gov Chris Gregoire and six other governors have sent a letter to leadership in the US House and Senate asking for an extension of the state and local sales tax deduction .
Geithner on Extending Sales Tax Deduction Permanently.
Don't take away California property tax deduction .
The loss of that tax deduction — plus mandatory new fees imposed by Congress on all new conventional and FHA loans — could effectively increase the costs of homeownership this year.
Federal tax deduction for mortgage insurance premiums expires.
Don't let 2011 end without saving the sales- tax deduction .
As 2011 draws to a close, please take a moment to think of how important WFHB is to you, and make a tax-deductible contribution today.
Texas lawmakers seek to protect state taxpayers' sales tax deduction .
Gifts to WKAR are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Coins in the donation jar, who gets the tax deduction .
The lowdown on 1099s, AGI, exemptions, deductions and credits.
New deductions and Capitol gains.
Participants in VIA Project may not be able to claim deductions thanks to questionable practices discovered by governing body.

In science:

The deductive engine remains unchanged in this process.
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
This is a special feature of 1D classical systems, and can be verified by a deduction from Eq. (5).
Localization of acoustic waves in 1D random liquid media
The AGM framework, defined in [AGM85], studies revision operations, denoted ∗, that operate on two arguments: a set K of formulas closed under logical deduction on the left and a formula α on the right.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
A theory will be an arbitrary set of formulas, not necessarily deductively closed.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Note that |= T ↔ T h(M (T )), and T = T h(M (T )) if T is deductively closed.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision