Definition of deduce in English:
- The Academics took the part of the questioner, who puts questions to his interlocutors and deduces conclusions that are unwelcome to them from their answers.
- Hempel and Oppenheim made the important logical point that statements about a phenomenon cannot be deduced from general laws alone.
- And with a great leap of logical brilliance, he deduced that he was looking at a ceiling.
Late Middle English (in the sense 'lead or convey'): from Latin deducere, from de- 'down' + ducere 'lead'.
duct from mid 17th century:
Duct comes from Latin ductus meaning both ‘leading’ and ‘aqueduct’ formed from ducere ‘to lead’. The verb has produced numerous words in English including abduct (early 17th century) to lead away; conduct (Middle English) lead with; conduit (Middle English); deduce (Late Middle English) draw a conclusion from something; duke; educate (Late Middle English) ‘lead out’; induce (Late Middle English) lead in; introduce (Late Middle English) bring into (a group etc); produce (Late Middle English) ‘lead forward’; reduce (Late Middle English) bring back; seduce (Late Middle English) lead away (originally from duty, with the sexual sense developing in the M16th); subdue (Late Middle English) ‘draw from below’.
- Example sentences
- However, it is true that if a sentence is deducible in a correct deductive system from others, then the sentence is a deductive consequence of them.
- What this implies is that cognitive science must yield explanations of mind and culture that are deducible from antecedent conditions that cannot possibly be physical, neurophysiological, or mechanical events.
- No written texts on healing in this tradition exist, but scholars say that guidelines for healing are deducible from the Kabbalah.
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