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1. Of or based on deduction.
2. Involving or using deduction in reasoning.

de·duc′tive·ly adv.
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[dɪˈdʌktɪvlɪ] advdeduttivamente
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Certainly the religious and moral ideas of the Dodsons and Tullivers were of too specific a kind to be arrived at deductively, from the statement that they were part of the Protestant population of Great Britain.
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Such a conclusion is destined to challenge Reich and Dombrowski's colleagues, political economists and international relations theorists, whom they characterize as creating strategy deductively, that is from the top down.
Additionally, the author implemented a step-by-step approach into the problem-solving process both deductively (from effect to cause) and inductively (from cause to effect) through various real-world and relevant examples to make the content interesting while remaining intellectually stimulating and challenging in all aspects.
Now anyone who's reading deductively would guess that it was not salad that the owner was going to force down poor Winston's gullet.
It's common in academic writing to start from abstractions and proceed, deductively, toward their concrete "applications." But it is my observation (corroborated by Garfinkel) that in most situations people tend to start from relatively concrete experiences and then come up with abstractions to account for those experiences.
To analyze these observations, we extracted the portions of the interview transcripts where interviewees discussed physical proximity, and coded these transcripts both deductively and inductively.
It explains how to develop, organize, and synthesize information and analytic results, so that different sections of the writing are connected; present the results of an analysis as persuasively as possible; write deductively, with strong topic sentences and precise wording; write focused, unified, and coherent paragraphs and sentences; choose words that communicate precisely and directly; and develop effective graphics.
No less than the creator of the deductively inclined Sherlock Holmes was taken in by this gimmickry; Oursler includes the images of sprites that Arthur Conan Doyle professed to be real in his book The Coming of the Fairies.
To generalize, a mathematical sentence can perform the function of helping us deductively organize our thoughts about the concrete world.