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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.
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deductive

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

(dɪˈdʌk tɪv)

adj.
based on deduction from accepted premises.
[1640–50; < Latin]
de•duc′tive•ly, adv.
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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"
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Translations

deductive

[dɪˈdʌktɪv] ADJdeductivo
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deductive

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

adjdeduktiv
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deductive

[dɪˌdʌktɪv] adjdeduttivo/a
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Now this foreknowledge cannot be elicited from spirits; it cannot be obtained inductively from experience, nor by any deductive calculation.
"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.
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.
Instead, with all the assurance that deductive reasoning from a wrong premise induces in one, Mr.
"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."
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.
It's a home-run every time when you get your deductive theories unlimbered.
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The article shows an appropriate method to extract information from different types of data, using predicative logic through deductive databases.
When a topic has so little research documented in the literature that there is no theory to guide practice, deductive reasoning and quantitative research may not be the most appropriate types of methods.