hypothetico-deductive method


hypothetico-deductive method
/huy'peuh thet"i koh di duk"tiv/, Logic.
a method in which a hypothetical model based on observations is proposed and is then tested by the deduction of consequences from the model.
[1925-30; HYPOTHETIC(AL) + -O- + DEDUCTIVE, prob. as trans. of It ipotetico-deduttivo]

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