- to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed; infer: From the evidence the detective deduced that the gardener had done it.
- to trace the derivation of; trace the course of: to deduce one's lineage.
Origin of deduce
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Examples from the Web for deducible
Evidence to the same effect is deducible from a Japanese custom.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
One further evidence, and that not the least important, is deducible from geology.Illustrations of Universal Progress
This is deducible from a more general law, known as the conservation of energy.The Telephone
A. E. Dolbear
But this with its historically not deducible power is the decisive thing.History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)
Not only is it not deducible, but it is not even 165thinkable.Is Life Worth Living?
William Hurrell Mallock
- (may take a clause as object) to reach (a conclusion about something) by reasoning; conclude (that); infer
- archaic to trace the origin, course, or derivation of
Word Origin and History for deducible
early 15c., from Latin deducere "lead down, derive" (in Medieval Latin, "infer logically"), from de- "down" (see de-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Originally literal; sense of "draw a conclusion from something already known" is first recorded 1520s, from Medieval Latin. Related: Deduced; deducing.