# deduction

[dɪˈdʌkʃən]

## deduction Definition

• 1the process of reaching a conclusion or making a judgment based on evidence and reasoning
• 2an amount that is subtracted from something, especially from taxable income or tax to be paid

## Using deduction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "deduction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

• Example

The detective made a deduction based on the evidence at the crime scene.

• Example

The company offers a deduction for employees who use public transportation.

• Example

The deduction of expenses reduced his taxable income.

• Example

Her salary was reduced by a deduction for health insurance.

## Idioms Using deduction

• ### beyonddeduction

impossible to infer or conclude

Example

The cause of the accident was beyond deduction.

to reach a conclusion based on evidence and reasoning

Example

Based on the evidence, I can make a deduction about what happened.

• ### withoutdeduction

without any reduction or subtraction

Example

The prize money will be given without deduction of taxes.

## Phrases with deduction

• ### deductionfrom

a reduction in the amount of something

Example

There will be a deduction from your paycheck for taxes.

• ### deductionunderSection80C

a tax deduction allowed for certain investments and expenses under Section 80C of the Indian Income Tax Act

Example

You can claim a deduction under Section 80C for contributions to a Public Provident Fund account.

• ### deductiongame

a type of logic puzzle where players use clues to eliminate possibilities and deduce the correct answer

Example

Sudoku is a popular deduction game.

## Origins of deduction

from Latin 'deductio', meaning 'leading away'

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## Summary: deduction in Brief

The term 'deduction' [dɪˈdʌkʃən] refers to the process of reaching a conclusion or making a judgment based on evidence and reasoning. It also denotes an amount subtracted from something, such as taxable income or tax to be paid. Examples include 'The detective made a deduction based on the evidence at the crime scene.' and 'The company offers a deduction for employees who use public transportation.' Phrases like 'deduction from' and idioms like 'make a deduction' extend the concept.

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