What does the word deductive mean?

Usage examples for deductive

  1. In each case, the movement is inductive- deductive. – How We Think by John Dewey
  2. His general method of research was as nearly as possible a purely deductive one:- i. – Pioneers of Science by Oliver Lodge
  3. His organization of Industry and of Education are master- pieces of deductive thought. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes