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Baconian method

noun, Logic.
1.
induction (def 4a).
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Baconian method [(bay-koh-nee-uhn)]

A method of experimentation, created by Francis Bacon in the seventeenth century, that derives its conclusions from observed facts rather than from previous conclusions or theories.

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