hypothetico-deductive

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəʊdɪˈdʌktɪv) /

adjective

pertaining to or governed by the supposed method of scientific progress whereby a general hypothesis is tested by deducing predictions that may be experimentally tested. When such a prediction is falsified the theory is rejected and a new hypothesis is required

Nearby words

  1. hypothesis testing,
  2. hypothesise,
  3. hypothesize,
  4. hypothetical,
  5. hypothetical imperative,
  6. hypothetico-deductive method,
  7. hypothrombinemia,
  8. hypothymia,
  9. hypothymic,
  10. hypothymism

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