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eduction

[ ih-duhk-shuhn ]
/ ɪˈdʌk ʃən /
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noun

the act of educing.
something educed.

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Origin of eduction

1640–50; <Latin ēductiōn- (stem of ēductiō), equivalent to ēduct(us) (see educt) + -iōn--ion
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British Dictionary definitions for eduction

eduction
/ (ɪˈdʌkʃən) /

noun

something educed
the act or process of educing
the exhaust stroke of a steam or internal-combustion engineCompare induction

Word Origin for eduction

C17: from Latin ēductiō, from ēdūcere to educe
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