Away of thinking that relates ideas to one another in order to reach conclusions.
Deductive reasoning is a way of reasoning that relates two or more general concepts or conditions to a specific case. For example, a child learns that birds fly south in October and that a robin is a bird. Using deductive reasoning, the child may conclude that a robin will fly south in October. Deductive reasoning is often confused with inductive reasoning, its inverse, which uses a specific observation to reach a general conclusion.
See also Inductive reasoning ; Learning ; Learning To-Learn; Logical thinking .
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