deduce deduce  /dɪ ˈdus/


  1. (v) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
  2. (v) conclude by reasoning; in logic


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  • From the size of the footprints the investigators deduced that the thief had large feet.


  • Maria Sharapova Passive-Aggressively Ethers Serena Williams

    Outside of those Steubenville comments , Serena Williams gave other eyebrow-raising quotes in her Rolling Stone interview , specifically one about Maria Sharapova. While speaking with Stephen Rodrick, Williams unfavorably talked about Sharapova and her boyfriend (Williams's ex) without saying her name. It was easy to deduce who she was talking about, though. The excerpt: "There are people who ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Deadspin


  1. "I deduce from the statement of the Chairman of the Court of Cassation that it cannot be guaranteed that my actions in the Fortis dossier were legal," Vandeurzen said in his letter of resignation.
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Jo Vandeurzen Source: USA Today

  2. "You can deduce that we were convinced that he was the man God had indicated to us," said Cardinal Christoph Schönborn.
    on Apr 20, 2005 By: Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn Source: New York Times

  3. "If, say, two video packets need to be transmitted, we equip an additional data packet with the result of the sum of the bytes in the two video data packets. If any of these three data packets gets lost, we can deduce the content of the original...
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: Thomas Wiegand Source: Science Daily (press release)

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