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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deductive  \De*duct"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  L.  deductivus  derivative.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  deduction;  capable  of  being  deduced  from 
  premises;  deducible. 
 
  All  knowledge  of  causes  is  deductive.  --Glanvill. 
 
  Notions  and  ideas  .  .  .  used  in  a  deductive  process. 
  --Whewell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deductive 
  adj  1:  relating  to  logical  deduction;  "deductive  reasoning" 
  2:  involving  inferences  from  general  principles  [ant:  {inductive}] 




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