Meaning of “deduce” in the English Dictionary

"deduce" in British English

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deduceverb [ T ]

uk /dɪˈdʒuːs/ us /dɪˈduːs/
deducible
adjective uk /dɪˈdʒuː.sə.bəl/ us /dɪˈduː.sə.bəl/ formal

able to be deduced

deductive
adjective uk /dɪˈdʌk.tɪv/ us /dɪˈdʌk.tɪv/

a deductive argument
deductive logic/reasoning

(Definition of “deduce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deduce" in American English

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deduceverb [ T ]

us /dɪˈdus/

to reach an answer by thinking about a general truth and its relationship to a specific situation:

[ + question word ] In an attempt to deduce what happened to the jet, investigators are looking at other similar planes.

(Definition of “deduce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)