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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.
deducible
adjective uk   /dɪˈdjuː.sɪ.bl̩/ us    /-ˈduː-/ formal
able to be deduced
deductive
adjective uk   /dɪˈdʌk.tɪv/ us  
a deductive argument deductive logic/reasoning
Translations of “deduce”
in Spanish deducir…
in French déduire…
in German folgern…
in Chinese (Traditional) 推斷,推論…
in Russian делать вывод…
in Turkish var olan bilgiyi kullanarak bir sonuca varmak, sonuç çıkarmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 推断,推论…
in Polish wywnioskować…
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