Definition of Deductive reasoning

1. Noun. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect).

Exact synonyms: Deduction, Synthesis
Generic synonyms: Abstract Thought, Logical Thinking, Reasoning
Specialized synonyms: Syllogism
Derivative terms: Deduce, Deduce, Deduct, Synthesise, Synthetic, Synthetical



Definition of Deductive reasoning

1. Noun. Inference in which the conclusion cannot be false given that the premises are true. ¹

2. Noun. Inference in which the conclusion is of no greater generality than the premises. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Deductive reasoning

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1. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1919)
"In my paper this morning I shall consider the disciplinary value of mathematics, regarded as a training in deductive reasoning. We learn from logic that any ..."

2. Psychology; Or, The Science of Mind by Oliver S. Munsell (1880)
"T I. deductive reasoning.—The fact has been already noted that all reasoning, as such, is essentially deductive in its last analysis. ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... Aristotle's logic perforce became a logic of deductive reasoning, or syllogism. As it happened this deductive tendency helped the development of logic. ..."

4. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"CHAPTER XH FALLACIES OF deductive reasoning § 44. Classification of Fallacies. —A Fallacy may be defined as a conclusion or interpretation, resulting from ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"His was the proud distinction of having discovered and fully drawn out the laws under which the mind acts in deductive reasoning. That in deduction the mind ..."

6. The Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Edith Rickert (1920)
"deductive reasoning deductive reasoning proceeds from the general to the particular. ... In deductive reasoning there are three stages: 1. ..."

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