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hypothetico–deductive

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adjective hy·po·thet·i·co–de·duc·tive \ˌhī-pə-ˈthe-ti-ˌkō-di-ˈdək-tiv\

Definition of hypothetico–deductive

  1. :  relating to, being, or making use of the method of proposing hypotheses and testing their acceptability or falsity by determining whether their logical consequences are consistent with observed data



1912

First Known Use of hypothetico–deductive

1912


Medical Dictionary

hypothetico–deductive

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adjective hy·po·thet·i·co–de·duc·tive \ˌhī-pə-ˈthet-i-ˌkō-di-ˈdək-tiv\

Medical Definition of hypothetico–deductive

  1. :  of or relating to scientific method in which hypotheses suggested by the facts of observation are proposed and consequences deduced from them so as to test the hypotheses and evaluate the consequences




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