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de·duce

 (dĭ-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
tr.v. de·duced, de·duc·ing, de·duc·es
1. To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
2. To infer from a general principle; reason deductively: deduced from the laws of physics that the new airplane would fly.
3. To trace the origin or derivation of.

[Middle English deducen, from Latin dēdūcere, to lead away or down : dē-, de- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

de·duc′i·ble adj.

deduce

(dɪˈdjuːs)
vb (tr)
1. (may take a clause as object) to reach (a conclusion about something) by reasoning; conclude (that); infer
2. archaic to trace the origin, course, or derivation of
[C15: from Latin dēdūcere to lead away, derive, from de- + dūcere to lead]
deˈducible adj
deˌduciˈbility, deˈducibleness n

de•duce

(dɪˈdus, -ˈdyus)

v.t. -duced, -duc•ing.
1. to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed; infer.
2. to trace the derivation or course of.
[1520–30; < Latin dēdūcere to lead down, derive =dē- de- + dūcere to lead]
de•duc′i•ble, adj.
de•duc`i•bil′i•ty, de•duc′i•ble•ness, n.
de•duc′i•bly, adv.

deduce


Past participle: deduced
Gerund: deducing

Imperative
deduce
deduce
Present
I deduce
you deduce
he/she/it deduces
we deduce
you deduce
they deduce
Preterite
I deduced
you deduced
he/she/it deduced
we deduced
you deduced
they deduced
Present Continuous
I am deducing
you are deducing
he/she/it is deducing
we are deducing
you are deducing
they are deducing
Present Perfect
I have deduced
you have deduced
he/she/it has deduced
we have deduced
you have deduced
they have deduced
Past Continuous
I was deducing
you were deducing
he/she/it was deducing
we were deducing
you were deducing
they were deducing
Past Perfect
I had deduced
you had deduced
he/she/it had deduced
we had deduced
you had deduced
they had deduced
Future
I will deduce
you will deduce
he/she/it will deduce
we will deduce
you will deduce
they will deduce
Future Perfect
I will have deduced
you will have deduced
he/she/it will have deduced
we will have deduced
you will have deduced
they will have deduced
Future Continuous
I will be deducing
you will be deducing
he/she/it will be deducing
we will be deducing
you will be deducing
they will be deducing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deducing
you have been deducing
he/she/it has been deducing
we have been deducing
you have been deducing
they have been deducing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deducing
you will have been deducing
he/she/it will have been deducing
we will have been deducing
you will have been deducing
they will have been deducing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deducing
you had been deducing
he/she/it had been deducing
we had been deducing
you had been deducing
they had been deducing
Conditional
I would deduce
you would deduce
he/she/it would deduce
we would deduce
you would deduce
they would deduce
Past Conditional
I would have deduced
you would have deduced
he/she/it would have deduced
we would have deduced
you would have deduced
they would have deduced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deduce - reason by deduction; establish by deduction
logical system, system of logic, logic - a system of reasoning
extrapolate - gain knowledge of (an area not known or experienced) by extrapolating
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
surmise - infer from incomplete evidence
elicit - derive by reason; "elicit a solution"
2.deduce - conclude by reasoning; in logic
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

deduce

verb work out, reason, understand, gather, conclude, derive, infer, glean, extrapolate She hoped he hadn't deduced the reason for her visit.

deduce

verb
To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning:
Translations
يِسْتَنْتِج، يَسْتَدِل، يَسْتَخْلِص
odvoditusoudit
slutteudlede
álykta
daryti išvadądedukcijaišprotavimas
secināt
vyvodiť
deducerahärleda
sonuç çıkarmaksonuca varmak

deduce

[dɪˈdjuːs] VTdeducir
to deduce sth from sthdeducir algo de algo
what do you deduce from that?¿qué conclusión sacas de eso?
to deduce (from sth) thatdeducir (de algo) que ...
as can be deduced fromsegún se deduce or se desprende de

deduce

[dɪˈdjuːs] vtdéduire, conclure
to be deduced from sth → être déduit(e) de qch
to deduce that ... → déduire que ...

deduce

vtfolgern, schließen (from aus); (Logic) → deduzieren (from von)

deduce

[dɪˈdjuːs] vt to deduce sth from sthdedurre qc da qc
to deduce that → dedurre che

deduce

(diˈdjuːs) verb
to work out from facts one knows or guesses. From the height of the sun I deduced that it was about ten o'clock.
deduction (diˈdakʃən) noun
1. the act of deducing.
2. something that has been deduced. Is this deduction accurate?

deduce

vt. deducir, inferir.
References in classic literature ?
A few rows of figures are enough to deduce misery from, and a few more will show the rate at which the political determination of the people is growing.
Put the figures and deduce the misery, you know; and put the other figures and deduce-- and so on.
Indeed it was not difficult to reconcile to the rule of right an action which it would have been impossible to deduce from the rule of wrong.
The ideal reasoner," he remarked, "would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it.
As to what it was he feared, we can only deduce that by considering the formidable letters which were received by himself and his successors.
If we will arbitrarily suppose the contrary, we may deduce any inferences we please from the supposition; for it is certainly possible, by an injudicious exercise of the authorities of the best government that ever was, or ever can be instituted, to provoke and precipitate the people into the wildest excesses.
You have made inquires into the history of my unhappy brother, and you now pretend to deduce this knowledge in some fanciful way.
It would have been a coup-de-maitre had he deduced what I would deduce and acted accordingly.
Although not explained, I deduce that one bin is for rubbish and the other - for what?
13] is a Mersenne prime, then it becomes immediate to deduce that for every integer n [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and x is a Sophie Germain prime}, observing that 233 is a Sophie Germain prime (see Abstract and definitions), then it becomes immediate to deduce that for every integer n [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
deduce All the more reason to accept that invitation, eh Chez?
n], then it becomes immediate to deduce that for every integer n [greater than or equal to] 1, we clearly have