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hypothetico-deductive method

[hahy-puh-thet-i-koh-di-duhk-tiv]
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noun Logic.
  1. a method in which a hypothetical model based on observations is proposed and is then tested by the deduction of consequences from the model.

Origin of hypothetico-deductive method

1925–30; hypothetic(al) + -o- + deductive, probably as translation of Italian ipotetico-deduttivo
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