Deduction vs Deducement - What's the difference?

deduction | deducement |


As nouns the difference between deduction and deducement

is that deduction is deduction (all meanings) while deducement is inference; deduction.

deduction

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • That which is deducted; that which is subtracted or removed
  • 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 .
  • (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.
  • A conclusion; that which is deduced, concluded or figured out
  • He arrived at the deduction that the butler didn't do it.
  • 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.

    deducement

    English

    Noun

  • Inference; deduction.
  • Something that is deduced.
  • (Dryden)
    (Webster 1913)