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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

A logical method of reasoning from generalizations to specific relations or facts. Compare induction.

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Mary Elizabeth Tiles

The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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In the more general sense any process of reasoning by means of which one draws conclusions from principles or information already known. Thus Isaac Newton talks of making deductions from ... More
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Ruth Barcan Marcus

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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A species of argument or inference where from a given set of premisses the conclusion must follow. For example, from the premisses ...

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