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deduction

 [de-duk´shun]
reasoning in which the conclusion follows necessarily from the premises; reasoning from the general to the particular.

de·duc·tion

(dē-dŭk'shŭn),
The logical derivation of a conclusion from certain premises. The conclusion will be true if the premises are true and the deductive argument is valid. Compare: induction (9).

de·duc·tion

(dĕ-dŭk'shŭn)
The logical derivation of a conclusion based on certain premises. The conclusion will be true if the premises are true and the deductive argument is valid.
Compare: induction (9)
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'They can omit the provision of personal information, but they will not be able to get a tax-deductible receipt,' he was quoted saying by Sin Chew Daily, adding that receipts issued without the donors' complete information could jeopardise the organisations' tax-deductible status.
1-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 1,250 sf co-op in a prewar walk-up building; penthouse unit has private roof deck, fireplace, washer/dryer; building has storage and laundry facilities; maintenance $742 per month; 44 percent tax-deductible; asking price $679,000; 7 weeks on the market.
Payments by large companies to facilitate business transactions, such as entertaining, are generally excluded from tax-deductible expenses.
A VEBA allows more tax-deductible contributions than a 401(k) plan because it is not subject to strict pension plan guidelines.
This tax-free income stream is used to pay out tax-deductible payments to the executive, resulting in attractive leverage for the employer.
Although their approaches vary, insurers in all six countries were allowed to establish tax-deductible reserves for potential catastrophic events as of 2004.
Authorizing insurers to establish tax-deductible reserves for potential catastrophic events has been advanced as a means to enhance industry capacity, but according to some industry analysts such reserves would lower federal tax receipts and not necessarily bring about a meaningful increase in capacity because insurers may substitute the reserves for other types of capacity.
Weight-loss programs prescribed by a doctor now are tax-deductible. Also, since obesity may be controlled only through special diets prescribed by a physician and not part of an individual's normal nutritional needs, the potential exists for a tax deduction for what a taxpayer eats attempting to lose weight under a doctor's care.
Contributions are tax-deductible, and funds roll over from year to year.
Bangsberg set up the Family Treatment Fund to receive tax-deductible contributions to treat some of the Ugandans he is working with.
He would also make the first $10,000 of higher education costs tax-deductible.
At that time the tax-deductible arm of the League was known as the Carrie Chapman Catt Memorial Fund, and the sapphire was a part of Ms.