Deduction and induction

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  • induction, deduction — The common methods of thinking are deduction and induction. The former method tries to establish a specific and limited conclusion by showing that it is allied with, or conforms to, a general truth or principle. In deduction, thought moves from… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • deduction — /di duk sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of deducting; subtraction. 2. something that is or may be deducted: She took deductions for a home office and other business expenses from her taxes. 3. the act or process of deducing. 4. something that… …   Universalium

  • deduction — 1 Deduction, abatement, rebate, discount are comparable when they mean an amount subtracted from a gross sum. Deduction is interchangeable with any of the others but not without some loss in precision. An abatement is a deduction from a levied… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Induction logique — Induction (logique) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Induction. À la différence de la déduction qui impose des propositions de départ non supposées vraies, l induction se propose de chercher des lois générales à partir de l observation de faits… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Induction — In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to make this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induction coil — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induction pipe — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induction port — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induction valve — Induction In*duc tion, n. [L. inductio: cf. F. induction. See {Induct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. [1913 Webster] I know not you; nor am I well pleased to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Induction (logique) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Induction. L induction est historiquement le nom pour un genre de raisonnement qui se propose de chercher des lois générales à partir de l observation de faits particuliers, sur une base probabiliste. L idée de… …   Wikipédia en Français

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