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

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Infinitive
to Deduce

Third person singular
deduces

Simple past
deduced

Past participle
deduced

Present participle
deducing

to Deduce (third-person singular simple present deduces, present participle deducing, simple past and past participle deduced)

  1. (intransitive, followed by that) To reach a conclusion by applying rules of logic to given premises.

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For example, from the premises "all good people believe in the tooth fairy" and "Mary does not believe in the tooth fairy", we deduce the conclusion "Mary is not a good person". This particular form of deduction is called a syllogism. Note that in this case we reach a false conclusion by correct deduction from false premises.

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Verb form[edit | edit source]

deduce

  1. Third-person singular indicative present of dedurre.

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Verb[edit | edit source]

Deduce (infinitive deducir)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of deducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of deducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of deducir.

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