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Definition of Deduce


  1. To lead forth.
  2. To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole.
  3. To derive or draw; to derive by logical process; to obtain or arrive at as the result of reasoning; to gather, as a truth or opinion, from what precedes or from premises; to infer; -- with from or out of.

Deduce Quotations

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.
Arthur Conan Doyle

My ideas about time all developed from the realization that if nothing were to change we could not say that time passes. Change is primary, time, if it exists at all, is something we deduce from it.
Julian Barbour

The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments.
Isaac Newton

Thanks to the fact that the Earth isn't a perfect sphere, and invoking a bunch of Newtonian physics, you can deduce that our planet wobbles, too, taking roughly 26,000 years to trace out a small circle on the sky, a phenomenon known as precession.
Seth Shostak

The greatest gift is our own eyes, sense of smell, and abilities to deduce.
Patricia Cornwell
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Deduce Translations

deduce in Danish is slutte
deduce in Dutch is abstraheren, afleiden, deduceren
deduce in German is folgern
deduce in Latin is repeto
deduce in Norwegian is utlede, slutte
deduce in Portuguese is deduza
deduce in Spanish is deducir
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