(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)

dedicatory (adjective), more dedicatory, most dedicatory
1. The quality of being devoted or committed to something: The teachers were committed to a dedicatory cause to help the slow-learning children in school.
2. A reference to a short printed text at the beginning of a written or musical work associating it with someone esteemed by the author: In the dedicatory inscription in her new book, the author thanked those who were very supportive throughout the years of her endeavors.
3. Pertaining to a piece of music played or requested as a tribute; especially, on the radio: Before the song was played, the broadcaster added a short dedicatory comment to Leah who had her birthday that day and was listening to the broadcast!
4. Referring to the act of setting something aside for a specific purpose, often in a special ceremony: The dedicatory words at the beginning of the official opening of the hospital ward for the cancer-inflicted patients were spoken by the director of the institution.
deduce (di DOOS, di DYOOS), deduces; deduced; deducing (verbs)
1. Reach a conclusion by reasoning; infer from a general rule or principle: The police officer deduced that the criminal was a man.

"The jury deduced that the accused was not guilty.

2. Trace the course, descent, or origin of: From the conversation with the woman, Charles deduced that she had a large family.
3. Coming to a conclusion, often without all the necessary or relevant information, but using what is known in a logical way.
1. To come to a conclusion, often without all the necessary or relevant information, but using what is known in a logical way.
2. To come to a conclusion by inference from a general principle.
3. A general term for reaching a conclusion based on evidence.
4. To trace the origin or derivation of; for example, a word or other piece of information.
That which can be deduced; inferable; collectible by reason from determined premises; consequential.
deducibly (adverb), more deducibly, most deducibly
1. That which can be derived as a conclusion from something known or assumed: Scientists found that several methods were deducibly appropriate for determining the age of ancient objects.
2. Possible information that can be traced: William discovered that it is deducibly possible to trace one's ancestry.
1. Performing the act of deduction.
2. That which deduces; inferential.
deduct (verbs), deducts; deducted; deducting
1. To take away or to subtract from a sum or an amount.
2. To derive by reasoning, to infer.
3. To take away a desirable part: Poor plumbing deducts from the value of a house.
1. That which can be deducted from one’s tax or from one’s taxable income.
2. The amount of a loss which must be borne by the policy-holder in the event of a claim upon an insurance policy.
1. The action of deducting or taking away from a sum or amount; subtraction, abatement.
2. The process of deducing or drawing a conclusion from a principle already known or assumed; specifically, in logic, inference by reasoning from generals to particulars; opposed to induction.
3. That which is deduced; an inference, conclusion.
1. Based on deduction from accepted premises; such as, a deductive argument or deductive reasoning.
2. Involving or using deduction in reasoning.
In a deductive manner; using deduction.
Deduction refers to any, or all, of the following:
  • An amount that is subtracted from something, especially as an allowance against tax.
  • The act of subtracting an amount for a purpose.
  • A conclusion drawn from available information.
  • The process of drawing a conclusion from available information.
  • A conclusion reached by applying the rules of logic to a premise.
1. A reduction in emphasis.
2. The act or process of de-emphasizing.
3. In electronics: a process of reducing the relative amplitude of certain frequencies in a signal that have been exaggerated by preemphasis, restoring the signal to its original form.
de-emphasize (verb), de-emphasizes; de-emphasized; de-emphasizing
1. To make something seem or to appear to be less important or central.
2. To reduce in importance, size, scope, etc.
de-escalate, deescalate (verb); de-escalates, deescalates; de-escalated, deescalated; de-escalating, deescalating
1. To diminish in size, magnitude, scope, or intensity: Perhaps because the birth control pill has been on the market, the number of births per year has de-escalated.
2. To reduce the level or intensity of a difficult or dangerous situation: Mrs. Smith tried to de-escalate the conflict between the two students who were about to start a big fight on the schoolyard.
de-escalation, deescalation (s) (noun); de-escalations, deescalations
A decrease in strength, force, or size: The de-escalation of tension between the two countries was exceedingly welcome by the politicians and by the people of both countries!