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  1. reductio ad absurdum, reductionoun

    (reduction to the absurd) a disproof by showing that the consequences of the proposition are absurd; or a proof of a proposition by showing that its negation leads to a contradiction


  1. reductio

    Reductio refers to a form of argument that demonstrates the falsity of a premise by showing that its logical conclusion is absurd or contradictory. This method, also known as "reductio ad absurdum", is commonly used in math, philosophy, and logic. It involves assuming a claim for the sake of argument and then arriving at an absurd or impossible conclusion from this assumption. Hence, the original assumption is deemed false or incorrect.


  1. Reductio

    Reductio is open source software written using the Java Programming Language from an idea that originated in a research paper called QuickCheck: A Lightweight Tool for Random Testing of Haskell Programs. Reductio and QuickCheck utilise a testing technique called Automated Specification-based Testing. The primary objective of Reductio is to make testing as rigorous as possible, while alleviating developer effort through automation of many common testing tasks. Reductio includes usage examples that demonstrate how this objective has been met using both traditional Java 1.5 and Java 7 BGGA syntax as well as Scala programming language examples.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reductio in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reductio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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