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deduce

verb [T]     /dɪˈdjuːs/ US  /-ˈduːs/
C2 to reach an answer or a decision by thinking carefully about the known facts: We cannot deduce very much from these figures. [+ that] The police have deduced that he must have left his apartment yesterday evening.Concluding and deducing deducible     /dɪˈdjuː.sɪ.bl̩/ US  /-ˈduː-/ adjective formal able to be deducedConcluding and deducing deductive     /dɪˈdʌk.tɪv/ adjective a deductive argument deductive logic/reasoningConcluding and deducingLogic and reason
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