deductive

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adjective de·duc·tive \di-ˈdək-tiv, dē-\

Definition of deductive

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or provable by deriving conclusions by reasoning :  of, relating to, or provable by deduction (see deduction 2a) deductive principles

  2. 2 :  employing deduction in reasoning conclusions based on deductive logic

deductively

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Examples of deductive in a sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of deductive

see deduct


First Known Use: 1665


DEDUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

deductive

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adjective de·duc·tive \di-ˈdək-tiv, dē-\

Definition of deductive for English Language Learners

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



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