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Meaning of déduire

Ash C.B1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Meaning of déduire

Does déduire mean to deduce as well as to deduct (ie to subtract)?
Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ash,

To supplement Jim's answer, here are two examples:

Il a déduit le coût du matériel He deducted the cost of the equipment 

Il a déduit qu'elle ne viendrait pas = He deduced that she wouldn't come

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Ash,

I think you are correct  see here:-

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/d%C3%A9duire

Jim

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Whereas in French the verb déduire has a double meaning, in English, the two verbs "to deduct" and "to deduce" at least share a common root. The noun "deduction" still can have both meanings: to take away from something as well as to arrive at a logical conclusion.

Meaning of déduire

Does déduire mean to deduce as well as to deduct (ie to subtract)?

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