- to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left.
- detract; abate (usually followed by from): The rocky soil deducts from the value of his property.
Origin of deduct
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Examples from the Web for deducted
Liberian taxes will be initially be deducted, but “MAY be comp'd” considering the “high priority International situation.”$10,000 a Month for Ebola Fighters
October 7, 2014
He said he worked about 25 hours a week earning $7.25 an hour and Mr. Cheung, his boss, deducted weekly rent of $75 from his pay.Let's Talk About the 'Guest Worker' Program
March 11, 2013
She left an estate of £12,966,022 after inheritance tax of £8,502,330 was deducted.William Entitled to £10m from Diana's Will Next Month
May 14, 2012
Most of the $125 billion being spent in and for Afghanistan could better be deducted from those bills.Groundhog Day for Afghan Policy
Leslie H. Gelb
December 13, 2010
The time spent in rehearsing for orchestras is not deducted from the pay.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
What is the conclusion to be deducted from your own statements?Frenzied Finance
Thomas W. Lawson
Nothing else can be deducted from their argumentation, and this is what we maintain ourselves.The Conquest of Bread
The total to be deducted for the four strings will not exceed three ounces.The Violin
When the sum is large, a draft should be procured, the cost of which may be deducted from the amount.Helen and Arthur
Caroline Lee Hentz
- (tr) to take away or subtract (a number, quantity, part, etc)income tax is deducted from one's wages
Word Origin and History for deducted
early 15c., from Latin deductus, past participle of deducere "lead down, bring away;" see deduce, with which it formerly was interchangeable. Technically, deduct refers to taking away portions or amounts; subtract to taking away numbers. Related: Deducted; deducting.