Deduct meaning

dĭ-dŭkt'
To deduct is defined as to subtract or take away from a total.

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.

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To take away (a quantity) from another; subtract.
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To derive by deduction; deduce.
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To take away a desirable part.

Poor plumbing deducts from the value of the house.

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To take away or subtract (a quantity)
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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.

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Origin of deduct

Middle English deducten from Latin dēdūcere dēduct- to lead away or down deduce