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USAGE: "deduct" as synonym for "deduce"

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, October 26, 2006, 12:47
I  notice that Webster's and the AHD (I have no OED atm) both list
"deduce" as a secondary meaning of "deduct".  Is that a back-formation
from the shared derivative form "deduction", or a shared history as
alternate forms of the same word?  Has that meaning existed for a
while, or is it a recent development?

Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>