Deduce definition

dĭ-do͝os, -dyo͝os
To reach (a conclusion) by reasoning.
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To infer from a general principle; reason deductively.

Deduced from the laws of physics that the new airplane would fly.

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To deduce is defined as to come up with an answer by logic or by putting pieces of information together.

An example of deduce is when police figure out who the killer is by looking at information they obtain.

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To trace the course or derivation of.
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To infer by logical reasoning; reason out or conclude from known facts or general principles.
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To reach a conclusion by applying rules of logic to given premises.
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To trace the origin or derivation of.
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Origin of deduce

  • Middle English deducen from Latin dēdūcere to lead away or down dē- de- dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin deducere, "lead from or concerning", from de-, "of" or "concerning", ducere, "lead".

    From Wiktionary