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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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The categories themselves are pure--they are neither given in experience nor deducible from it.
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