deductive


de·duc·tive

adjective \di-ˈdək-tiv, dē-\

: using logic or reason to form a conclusion or opinion about something

Full Definition of DEDUCTIVE

1
:  of, relating to, or provable by deduction
2
:  employing deduction in reasoning
de·duc·tive·ly adverb

Examples of DEDUCTIVE

  1. a conclusion based on deductive reasoning
  2. <using deductive reasoning we must conclude that since everyone eventually dies, sooner or later it's going to be our turn>

First Known Use of DEDUCTIVE

1665

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