hypothetico-deductive

adjective
hy·​po·​thet·​i·​co-de·​duc·​tive | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈthe-ti-ˌkō-di-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce hypothetico-deductive (audio) \

Definition of hypothetico-deductive

: 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

First Known Use of hypothetico-deductive

1912, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypothetico-deductive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothetico-deductive. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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hypothetico-deductive

adjective
hy·​po·​thet·​i·​co-de·​duc·​tive | \ ˌhī-pə-ˈthet-i-ˌkō-di-ˈdək-tiv How to pronounce hypothetico-deductive (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypothetico-deductive

: 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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