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Deduce \De*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deduced; p. pr. & vb. n. Deducing.] [L. deducere; de- + ducere to lead, draw. See Duke, and cf. Deduct.]

  1. To lead forth. [A Latinism]

    He should hither deduce a colony.

  2. To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole. [Obs.]
    --B. Jonson.

  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.

    O goddess, say, shall I deduce my rhymes From the dire nation in its early times?

    Reasoning is nothing but the faculty of deducing unknown truths from principles already known.

    See what regard will be paid to the pedigree which deduces your descent from kings and conquerors.
    --Sir W. Scott.


vb. (present participle of deduce English)

Usage examples of "deducing".

Charlotte had no difficulty at all in deducing that Michi Urashima’s was not one of the names Lowenthal’s employers had feared or expected to hear in this context—although there was one item of their discussion downstairs which had pointed to a pattern into which Urashima fit as snugly as a hand into a glove.

Others were less restrained, deducing not only that the Face was a genuine, monumental sculpture of a human being, but claiming to find a city nearby with temples and fortifications.

He demonstrated the simple deceptions and misdirections by which some psychic spoonbend-ers had conned prominent theoretical physicists into deducing new physical phenomena.

Christian Kings may erre in deducing a Consequence, but who shall Judge?

And therefore they have in their speeches, a regard to the common Passions, and opinions of men, in deducing their reasons.

One exhausted himself in reminding them of events and in deducing causes from these.

The journals, deducing their consequences, explain to the people the use they ought to make of their reconquered sovereignty.