1. [ noun ] (business) a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket
Synonyms: tax_write-off tax_deduction
Related terms: decrease write-off exemption business_deduction tax_benefit
2. [ noun ] the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
Synonyms: subtraction

"he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks"

Related terms: addition decrease withholding bite subtract
3. [ noun ] (psychology,logic) something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied)
Synonyms: implication entailment

"his resignation had political implications"

Related terms: inference entail imply
4. [ noun ] (business) an amount or percentage deducted
Synonyms: discount
Related terms: allowance trade_discount discount
5. [ noun ] (psychology,logic) reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
Synonyms: synthesis deductive_reasoning
Related terms: reasoning syllogism deduce synthesize
6. [ noun ] the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
Synonyms: discount price_reduction
Related terms: decrease discount
Similar spelling:   deduct