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de·duc·tive rea·son·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesisnoun

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

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  1. deductive reasoningnoun

    Inference in which the conclusion cannot be false given that the premises are true.

  2. deductive reasoningnoun

    Inference in which the conclusion is of no greater generality than the premises.

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  1. Deductive reasoning

    Deductive reasoning, also deductive logic or logical deduction or, informally, "top-down" logic, is the process of reasoning from one or more general statements to reach a logically certain conclusion. Deductive reasoning links premises with conclusions. If all premises are true, the terms are clear, and the rules of deductive logic are followed, then the conclusion reached is necessarily true. Deductive reasoning contrasts with inductive reasoning in the following way: In deductive reasoning, a conclusion is reached from general statements, but in inductive reasoning the conclusion is reached from specific examples.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deductive reasoning in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deductive reasoning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of deductive reasoning 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.

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