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You often show yourself without any faculty of deductive reasoning.

Was this some more of her deductive reasoning, or had Cummings dropped a hint?

This form of reasoning is deductive, that is, it proceeds from the general to the particular.

It was a deductive and not an inductive process, by which he arrived at his theology.

In mathematical and deductive science, of course, it is quite otherwise.

The deductive conclusion was confirmed and verified by experience.

You might be the longest-headed of deductive reasoners, and yet you might be beaten by your own pawns.

Neale's was the deductive method of arriving at conclusions.

This axiom is the basis upon which we build our Deductive Reasoning.

It furnishes us with the validity of the deductive inference or argument.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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