Baconian method


noun Logic.

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Cultural definitions for Baconian method

Baconian method
[ (bay-koh-nee-uhn) ]

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

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