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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deductive reasoning mean? 

  The noun DEDUCTIVE REASONING has 1 sense:

1. reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

  Familiarity information: DEDUCTIVE REASONING used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


deductive reasoning; synthesis; deduction

Hypernyms ("deductive reasoning" is a kind of...):

abstract thought; logical thinking; reasoning (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deductive reasoning"):

syllogism (deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises)

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