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DEDUCTIVE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does deductive mean? 

DEDUCTIVE (adjective)
  The adjective DEDUCTIVE has 2 senses:

1. relating to logical deduction
2. involving inferences from general principles

  Familiarity information: DEDUCTIVE used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEDUCTIVE (adjective)


Sense 1deductive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to logical deduction

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

deductive reasoning

Pertainym:

deduction (reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect))


Sense 2deductive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving inferences from general principles

Similar:

deducible (capable of being deduced)

illative (expressing or preceding an inference)

illative; inferential (resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference)

inferential (of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion)

Also:

analytic; analytical (of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience)

a priori (involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact)

Antonym:

inductive (of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion)


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