Deduction vs. Reduction

Deduction vs. Reduction — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Deduction and Reduction

Deductionnoun

The act of deducting; subtraction.

Reductionnoun

The act or process of reducing.

Deductionnoun

An amount that is or may be deducted

tax deductions.

Reductionnoun

The result of reducing

a reduction in absenteeism.

Deductionnoun

The drawing of a conclusion by reasoning; the act of deducing.

Reductionnoun

The amount by which something is lessened or diminished

a reduction of 12 percent in violent crime.

Deductionnoun

The process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific.

Reductionnoun

A sauce that has been thickened or concentrated by boiling.

Deductionnoun

A conclusion reached by this process.

Reductionnoun

(Biology) The first meiotic division, in which the chromosome number is reduced from diploid to haploid. Also called reduction division.

Deductionnoun

That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed

Reductionnoun

A decrease in positive valence or an increase in negative valence by the gaining of electrons.

Deductionnoun

A sum that can be removed from tax calculations; something that is written off

You might want to donate the old junk and just take the deduction.

Reductionnoun

A reaction in which hydrogen is combined with a compound.

Deductionnoun

(logic) A process of reasoning that moves from the general to the specific, in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true.

Reductionnoun

A reaction in which oxygen is removed from a compound.

Deductionnoun

A conclusion; that which is deduced, concluded or figured out

He arrived at the deduction that the butler didn't do it.

Reductionnoun

The canceling of common factors in the numerator and denominator of a fraction.

Deductionnoun

The ability or skill to deduce or figure out; the power of reason

Through his powers of deduction, he realized that the plan would never work.

Reductionnoun

The converting of a fraction to its decimal equivalent.

Deductionnoun

a reduction in the gross amount on which a tax is calculated; reduces taxes by the percentage fixed for the taxpayer's income bracket

Reductionnoun

The converting of an expression or equation to its simplest form.

Deductionnoun

an amount or percentage deducted

Reductionnoun

The act, process, or result of reducing.

Deductionnoun

something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied);

his resignation had political implications

Reductionnoun

The amount or rate by which something is reduced, e.g. in price.

A 5% reduction in robberies

Deductionnoun

reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

Reductionnoun

(chemistry) A reaction in which electrons are gained and valence is reduced; often by the removal of oxygen or the addition of hydrogen.

Deductionnoun

the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole);

he complained about the subtraction of money from their paychecks

Reductionnoun

(cooking) The process of rapidly boiling a sauce to concentrate it.

Deductionnoun

the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

Reductionnoun

(mathematics) The rewriting of an expression into a simpler form.

Reductionnoun

(computability theory) a transformation of one problem into another problem, such as mapping reduction or polynomial reduction.

Reductionnoun

(music) An arrangement for a far smaller number of parties, e.g. a keyboard solo based on a full opera.

Reductionnoun

A philosophical procedure intended to reveal the objects of consciousness as pure phenomena. (See phenomenological reduction.)

Reductionnoun

(medicine) A medical procedure to restore a fracture or dislocation to the correct alignment.

Reductionnoun

the act of decreasing or reducing something

Reductionnoun

any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent

Reductionnoun

the act of reducing complexity