Inductive reasoning


Inductive reasoning
The attempt to use information about a specific situation to draw a conclusion. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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  • Inductive reasoning — Induction or inductive reasoning, sometimes called inductive logic, is the process of reasoning in which the premises of an argument are believed to support the conclusion but do not entail it; i.e. they do not ensure its truth. Induction is a… …   Wikipedia

  • inductive reasoning — the scientific philosophy where laws are induced from sets of data. As an example, one might measure the strength of electrical forces at varying distances from charges and induce the inverse square law of electrostatics. See also inductive… …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • inductive reasoning — Synonyms and related words: Baconian method, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning, a priori reasoning, analysis, deduction, deductive reasoning, demonstration, discourse, discourse of reason, discursive reason, epagoge, generalization,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inductive reasoning — noun The process of making inferences based upon observed patterns, or simple repetition. Often used in reference to predictions about what will happen or does happen, based upon what has happened. Ant: deductive reasoning See Also: induction,… …   Wiktionary

  • inductive reasoning — noun reasoning from detailed facts to general principles • Syn: ↑generalization, ↑generalisation, ↑induction • Derivationally related forms: ↑induce (for: ↑induction), ↑generalize …   Useful english dictionary

  • inductive reasoning — The attempt to use information about a specific situation to draw a conclusion. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Inductive Reasoning —   Is used to produce general rules and solutions from particular situations. See also Expert system …   International financial encyclopaedia

  • Inductive reasoning aptitude — Inductive reasoning is a measurable aptitude for how well a person can identify a pattern within a large amount of data. Measurement is generally done in a timed test by showing four pictures or words and asking the test taker to identify which… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Inductive — In*duct ive, a. [LL. inductivus: cf. F. inductif. See {Induce}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; usually followed by to. [1913 Webster] A brutish vice, Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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