Complete Definition of "deduce"

English

Etymology
From L. deducere, "lead from or concerning", from de-, "of" or "concerning", ducere, "lead".

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-deduce.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|uËs

Verb
en-verb|deduces|deducing|deduced|deduced

#context|intransitive|followed by that To reach a conclusion by applying rules of logic to given premises.

Usage notes
For example, from the premises "all good people believe in the tooth fairy" and "Mary does not believe in the tooth fairy", we deduce the conclusion "Mary is not a good person". This particular form of deduction is called a syllogism.
Note that in this case we reach a false conclusion by correct deduction from false premises.

Synonyms
conclude
infer

Translations
trans-top|to deduce
Arabic: ÙستÙتج
French: déduire
German: folgern, ableiten, herleiten
Italian: dedurre
trans-mid
Spanish: deducir
Portuguese: deduzir
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Related terms
rel-top|terms related to "deduce"
adduce
conduct
conducive
deduct
deduction
duke
induce
rel-mid
introduce
reduce
reduction
seduce
subduction
transduce
rel-bottom


Italian

Verb form
deduce

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of dedurre.

category:Italian verb forms

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