• WordNet 3.6
    • adj deductible acceptable as a deduction (especially as a tax deduction)
    • n deductible a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount
    • n deductible (taxes) an amount that can be deducted (especially for the purposes of calculating income tax)
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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.
    • Deductible Capable of being deducted, taken away, or withdrawn. "Not one found honestly deductible From any use that pleased him."
    • Deductible Deducible; consequential.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deductible Capable of being deducted or withdrawn.
    • deductible Deducible.
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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.”


In literature:

To say so much as this is to make but a small deduction from the total of a grand account.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
He knew that the most ingenious deductions often led to failure.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
It was by this deductive elaboration that the planet Neptune was discovered.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
The ceremony of deducting this sum took place at the Planters' Bank, whither the two had journeyed in company from the courthouse.
"From Place to Place" by Irvin S. Cobb
For 450 Degrees F. Deduct .04 inch.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
If the women, offered in the market, exceeded twenty-five years of age, we made a deduction of twenty per cent.
"Captain Canot" by Brantz Mayer
Then, there is our statistical friend, who cannot discriminate between the exception and the rule by any common-sense deductions.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
For somehow, it never got out of his deductive head that some day she would learn to love him.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
They were poetic and developed by poetic construction and imaginative deduction.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
This process is known as deductive reasoning.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter

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:

70% of Americans Oppose Repealing Mortgage-Interest Tax Deduction To Cut Deficit.
Timing couldn't be worse for move to ditch home mortgage tax deduction .
A new Tax Policy Center estimate looks at one possible way to help pay for Mitt Romney's tax plan: a cap on itemized deductions.
17K tax deduction lid a possible route.
Romney's tax deduction cap resembles Obama proposal.
State, Local Sales Tax Deduction at Risk of Being Eliminated.
More than five dozen House members are pressing leaders of a tax panel to preserve a deduction for state and local sales taxes.
Romneys Have Tax Deduction With Olympic Hopes on Rafalca.
Is the donation tax-deductible .
Like any other charity, Glide will have to send the donor a letter saying how much of the gift is tax-deductible , and the assessment must be able to withstand a challenge by the Internal Revenue Service.
Moffat County Commission approves Colowyo severance tax deduction .
Romney's tax deduction cap: An idea to finance reform and avoid political trench warfare .
Not waiting for January, AAJ has already engaged in an intense campaign through the Treasury Department to obtain a tax deduction for trial lawyer s that will encourage speculative lawsuits by reducing litigation expenses.
Put a dollar limit on all tax deductions, which would trim the mortgage interest deduction indirectly.
Deduction will spark an epic battle.

In science:

We argue there that, in Rosser’s case, his application of the Deduction Theorem is invalid.
Three beliefs that lend illusory legitimacy to Cantor's diagonal argument
The idea behind linear logic is to constrain the number of times a given assumption (resource occurrence) can be used inside a deduction for a given goal formula.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Ehhf has also been used to model object-oriented and deductive databases (Bozzano et al. 1997) and object calculi (Bugliesi et al. 2000).
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Normal multimodal logics: Automatic deduction and logic programming extension.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Change in Logic Programming and Deductive Databases .
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents