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English definition of “deduction”

deduction

noun [C or U] (THINKING)    /dɪˈdʌk.ʃən/
C2 the process of reaching a decision or answer by thinking about the known facts , or the decision that is reached : Through a process of deduction, the detectives discovered the identity of the killer . All we can do is make deductions from the available facts .Concluding and deducing
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