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Definition of 'deduction'

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  1. a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
       Synonyms: tax write-off tax deduction
  2. an amount or percentage deducted
       Synonyms: discount
  3. something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied); "his resignation had political implications"
       Synonyms: entailment implication
  4. reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
       Synonyms: deductive reasoning synthesis
  5. the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole); "he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"
       Synonyms: subtraction
       Antonyms: addition
  6. the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
       Synonyms: discount price reduction

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