Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deduction

6 senses of deduction

Sense 1
tax write-off, tax deduction, deduction -- (a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket)
       => write-off, write-down -- ((accounting) reduction in the book value of an asset)

Sense 2
deduction, discount -- (an amount or percentage deducted)
       => allowance, adjustment -- (an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances; "an allowance for profit")

Sense 3
deduction, entailment, implication -- (something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications")
       => inference, illation -- (the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation)

Sense 4
deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesis -- (reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect))
       => reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Sense 5
subtraction, deduction -- (the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks")
       => decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

Sense 6
discount, price reduction, deduction -- (the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise)
       => decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down -- (the act of decreasing or reducing something)

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