Deductive reasoning

The use of general fact to provide accurate information about a specific situation. The New York Times Financial Glossary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Deductive reasoning — Deductive reasoning, also called deductive logic, is reasoning which constructs or evaluates deductive arguments. Deductive arguments are attempts to show that a conclusion necessarily follows from a set of premises or hypotheses. A deductive… …   Wikipedia

  • deductive reasoning — reasoning in which a conclusion is reached by methodically analyzing the facts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deductive reasoning — noun reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect) • Syn: ↑deduction, ↑synthesis • Derivationally related forms: ↑synthetic (for: ↑synthesis), ↑synthetical ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • deductive reasoning — noun a) inference in which the conclusion cannot be false given that the premises are true. b) inference in which the conclusion is of no greater generality than the premises. Ant: inductive reasoning …   Wiktionary

  • deductive reasoning — Using known facts to draw a conclusion about a specific situation. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Deductive Reasoning —   A technique used in expert systems to make a decision. The technique solves a problem by taking the situation given and evaluating it against the relevant rules contained in the system. See also Expert system …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • Pythonian\ Deductive\ Reasoning — A form of deductive reasoning patterned after the witch burning scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Using Pythonian Deductive Reasoning we can establish: Since it s warmer in Boston than Phoenix, it s Winter. Something is changing nature s… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Гипотетико-дедуктивное мышление (hypothetical-deductive reasoning) — Эта модель психол. исслед. более точно наз. гипотетико дедуктивным методом и связывается с именем К. Л. Халла. Такой метод сочетает в себе формулирование гипотез из наблюдения или эксперимента (индукция) с выработкой более широких постулатов, из… …   Психологическая энциклопедия

  • Reasoning — is the cognitive process of looking for reasons for beliefs, conclusions, actions or feelings. [ Kirwin, Christopher. 1995. Reasoning . In Ted Honderich (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Philosophy . Oxford: Oxford University Press: p. 748] Humans… …   Wikipedia

  • Deductive-nomological model — The deductive nomological model (or D N model) is a formalized[citation needed] view of scientific explanation in natural language. It characterizes scientific explanations primarily as deductive arguments with at least one natural law statement… …   Wikipedia

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