What does deductive mean?

deductive meaning in General Dictionary

Of or pertaining to deduction capable of becoming deduced from premises deducible

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  • relating to reasonable deduction
  • involving inferences from general axioms
  • Of or with respect to deduction; capable of being deduced from premises; deducible.

deductive meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from Latin deductivus, from deduct-, past participle stem of deducere "to deduce" (see deduce). Associated: Deductively.


deductive meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or with respect to deduction; effective at being deduced from premises; deducible.


Sentence Examples with the word deductive

His Studies in Deductive Logic, consisting mainly of exercises and problems for the use of students, was published in 1880.

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