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Definition 1: involving inferences from general principles - [adjective denoting all]

(deductive is similar to ...) capable of being deduced

(deductive is similar to ...) expressing or preceding an inference

"`therefore' is an illative word"

(deductive is similar to ...) resembling or dependent on or arrived at by inference

"an illative conclusion" "inferential reasoning"

(deductive is similar to ...) of reasoning; proceeding from general premisses to a necessary and specific conclusion

(means also ...) of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience

"`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"

(means also ...) involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact

"an a priori judgment"

Definition 2: relating to logical deduction - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where deductive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • deductive reasoning

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