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de·duc·tive

 (dĭ-dŭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or based on deduction.
2. Involving or using deduction in reasoning.

de·duc′tive·ly adv.

deductive

(dɪˈdʌktɪv)
adj
(Logic) of or relating to deduction: deductive reasoning.
deˈductively adv

de•duc•tive

(dɪˈdʌk tɪv)

adj.
based on deduction from accepted premises.
[1640–50; < Latin]
de•duc′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deductive - relating to logical deduction; "deductive reasoning"
2.deductive - involving inferences from general principles
analytical, analytic - of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
a priori - involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact; "an a priori judgment"
inductive - of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion; "inductive reasoning"
Translations

deductive

[dɪˈdʌktɪv] ADJdeductivo

deductive

[dɪˈdʌktɪv] adj [reasoning, logic, power] → déductif/ive

deductive

adjdeduktiv

deductive

[dɪˌdʌktɪv] adjdeduttivo/a
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You see I'm going to imbibe my information by the deductive rather than the excavative process," he added with a laugh.
His desk and private drawers, in a room contiguous to his bedchamber, had been ransacked; money and valuable articles were missing; there was a bloody hand-print on the old man's linen; and, by a powerfully welded chain of deductive evidence, the guilt of the robbery and apparent murder had been fixed on Clifford, then residing with his uncle in the House of the Seven Gables.
Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation.
Of these the latter may have afforded a finer field for an acute and original observer, but the other was so strange in its inception and so dramatic in its details that it may be the more worthy of being placed upon record, even if it gave my friend fewer openings for those deductive methods of reasoning by which he achieved such remarkable results.
And I hope, also," he continued, sitting down in the rocking-chair, "that the cares of medical practice have not entirely obliterated the interest which you used to take in our little deductive problems.
It's a home-run every time when you get your deductive theories unlimbered.
Instead, with all the assurance that deductive reasoning from a wrong premise induces in one, Mr.
In an open glade he came upon the bodies of three of the blacks, terribly mutilated, nor did it require considerable deductive power to explain their murder.
This structure has been used in computing the transitive closure of a database relation [5], and in developing a sequential algorithm for the generalized form of the partially instantiated same generation query in deductive databases [4].
Reichert employs a foundational conception and a deductive approach to rights where one frames the laws or defines the conventions (for example, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), then derives what rights a person has from these and seeks to apply them without question.
There is nothing we can say to someone who rejects the axioms and inference rules of deductive logic without begging the question.
Among the topics the journal will cover are: process and outcome studies on the accuracy of various profiling techniques; studies of criminal offenders designed to assist crime scene investigators and profilers; criminal investigative analysis; equivocal death analysis; serial crimes and offenders; legal and ethical issues in criminal profiling; and, inductive and deductive profiling techniques and strategies.