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deduce

verb [T] uk   /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
adjective uk   /dɪˈdjuː.sɪ.bl̩/ us    /-ˈduː-/ formal
able to be deducedConcluding and deducing
deductive
adjective uk   /dɪˈdʌk.tɪv/ us  
a deductive argument deductive logic/reasoningConcluding and deducingLogic and reason
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