Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Proceeding by deduction; inferential; deducible.

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Usage examples "deductive":

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