Adjective "deducting" definition and examples

(Deducting may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Subtract or take away (an amount or part) from a total.
  1. 'The salary amount cannot be deducted from or added to because of actual hours worked.'
  2. 'Because the deal was that I'd pay for your tickets at this end and then deduct the total sum from the first prize, before sending it on.'
  3. 'But life insurance and pension payments will be deducted from the amounts awarded.'
  4. 'Once set up, the employer will have little obligation other than to deduct the amount of contribution from each employee.'
  5. 'On return, they return the cost amount of the book deducting the reading charges.'
  6. 'The amounts deducted each year are quite small so it is a nuisance having to keep reclaiming them from Inland Revenue.'
  7. 'When they pull a bottle from the cellar, they can deduct the amount from the log to keep inventory accurate.'
  8. 'An individual donor obtains relief by deducting the amount of the donation from his total income for the tax year in which the gift was made.'
  9. 'You simply deduct the amount from your income on your tax return and, added bonus, it's at your highest rate of tax.'
  10. 'The landlord said he would deduct the amount from the housing deposit.'

More definitions

1. to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left. verb (used without object)

2. detract; abate (usually followed by from): The rocky soil deducts from the value of his property.

More examples(as adjective)

"dividends can be deducting."


(deduct)Late Middle English: from Latin deduct- ‘taken or led away’, from the verb deducere. Deduct and deduce were not distinguished in sense until the mid 17th century.