If you have four cookies and someone takes two and you now only have two, this is an example of when someone deducts two cookies.
Origin of deductMiddle English deducten from Classical Latin deductus, past participle of deducere: see deduce
verbde·duct·ed, de·duct·ing, de·ducts
- To take away (a quantity) from another; subtract.
- To derive by deduction; deduce.
Origin of deductMiddle English deducten from Latin dēdūcere dēduct- to lead away or down ; see deduce .
(third-person singular simple present deducts, present participle deducting, simple past and past participle deducted)
- To take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
- I will deduct the cost of the can of peas from the money I owe you.
From Latin deductus, perfect passive participle of verb deducere (“lead from”).