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Definitions of deductive

  1. Deductively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. involving inferences from general principles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Of or pertaining to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Tending to take away; drawing a conclusion from what is accepted; as, deductive reasoning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. That is or may be deduced. Deductive reasoning, the process by which we explicate or deduce what is necessarily involved in given premises. See Induction. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. That is or may be deduced from premises. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for deductive

  1. Was this some more of her deductive reasoning, or had Cummings dropped a hint? – The Million-Dollar Suitcase by Alice MacGowan Perry Newberry
  2. It's a home- run every time when you get your deductive theories unlimbered. – The Man Upstairs and Other Stories by P. G. Wodehouse