e·duce (ĭ-ds, ĭ-dys)
tr.v. e·duced, e·duc·ing, e·duc·es
1. To draw or bring out; elicit. See Synonyms at evoke.
2. To infer or work out from given facts: educe principles from experience.
[Middle English educen, to direct the flow of, from Latin ēdūcere : ē-, ex-, ex- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
e·duction (ĭ-dŭkshən) n.
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