Baconian induction

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Definition of Baconian induction

: the inductive method developed by Francis Bacon that consists in inferring that what has been observed or established in respect to a part, individual, or species may on the ground of analogy be affirmed or received of the whole to which it belongs — compare induction

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Baconian induction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baconian%20induction. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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