2 conclude by reasoning; in logic [syn: infer]
- Rhymes with: -uːs
Usage notesFor example, from the premises "all good people believe in the tooth fairy" and "Mary does not believe in the tooth fairy", we deduce the conclusion "Mary is not a good person". This particular form of deduction is called a syllogism. Note that in this case we reach a false conclusion by correct deduction from false premises.
- Third-person singular indicative present of dedurre.
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