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Definitions for deductive
dɪˈdʌk tɪvde·duc·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deductiveadjective

    relating to logical deduction

    "deductive reasoning"

  2. deductiveadjective

    involving inferences from general principles


  1. deductiveadjective

    Of, pertaining to, or based on deduction.

  2. deductiveadjective

    Based on inferences from general principles.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Deductiveadjective

    Deducible; that which is or may be deduced from a position premised.

    Etymology: from deduct.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deductiveadjective

    of or pertaining to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible

  2. Etymology: [Cf. L. deductivus derivative.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deductive in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deductive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of deductive in a Sentence

  1. Scott Atlas:

    They come to me with all of their information, and then I help them decide - using deductive reasoning and the rest of the medical science that we have - what's going on with the patient, what is the management strategy here, i'm a total straight shooter.

  2. Jonathan King:

    It's all five-letter words. But that said, you do need to be able to do a lot with those five-letter words, we usually think of something like this is a deductive-reasoning task, which would probably be associated with activity in the frontal and prefrontal lobes of the brain.

  3. Thorsten J. Pattberg:

    The East is more inductive, while the West is more deductive.

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