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noun deduction pronunciation in British English /dɪˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/
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singulardeduction
pluraldeductions
  1. 1
    [countable] an amount or number taken from a total
    Italian workers pay far more in tax and other deductions.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of taking an amount or number from a total
      Interest will be paid without deduction of tax.
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you know from the information or evidence that you have
    We know he is guilty, but it takes more than deductions to win a court case.
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the process of finding something out by considering the information or evidence that you have
      his amazing powers of deduction
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