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 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deducible - capable of being deduced
deductive - involving inferences from general principles


[dɪˈdjuːsɪbl] ADJdeducible (from de)


adjzu schließen, ableitbar (from aus); (Logic) → deduzierbar (from von)
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The answer to this question has been anticipated in the investigation of its other characteristics, and is satisfactorily deducible from these circumstances; from the election of the President once in four years by persons immediately chosen by the people for that purpose; and from his being at all times liable to impeachment, trial, dismission from office, incapacity to serve in any other, and to forfeiture of life and estate by subsequent prosecution in the common course of law.
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This is simply on the ground that what Meinong calls the act in thinking is not empirically discoverable, or logically deducible from what we can observe.
72) While some of the inscriptions discussed above may be viewed as examples of customary laws being recast (in classic Austinian mode) as the decree of a sovereign, for which an explicit rule of recognition could be found (along with the coercive threat of sanction that Austin considered a sine qua non of law), most of our examples are the product of "a collection of practices" for which a standard of recognition is deducible even if nowhere explicitly articulated.
Is it not then fairly deducible, that it has no power but what is expressly given it?
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Dietrich's attitude to the possibility of seeing God is clearly deducible from the overall frame of his mind.
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As with Suarez's description of conclusions, Hale's third and fourth types consist respectively of easily deducible conclusions or more remote and "not easily elicited" conclusions (B1, 69v-71v).
Buchanan saw consensus as an emergent property of deliberation, not a deducible product of independent reasoning.