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deductive reasoning

His deductive reasoning is impressive, but a bad premise has lead to bad conclusions.
  reasoning from the general to the particular
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  • His deductive reasoning is impressive, but a bad premise has lead to bad conclusions.
  • The fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, is famous for his examples of deductive reasoning.
  • For the most famous scientist in the Colony, her father’s deductive reasoning left something to be desired.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • "Your powers of deductive reasoning are stunning," spits Tobias.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • "Ladies and gentlemen, you must learn deductive reasoning!" He caught Roy Lee ogling the girl next to him and threw a perfect chalk strike to the boy’s head.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Let’s take a page out of old-fashioned deductive reasoning, no computers, no technical analysis.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Oh, your sight might be different from mine based on this . this gift rather than solid deductive reasoning, but I can promise you that I have seen the future, and I like what I see.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Deductive reasoning?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Deductive reasoning based on observation and experiment.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • "So what, pray tell, is your excuse?" Deductive reasoning was all well and good, but I loved to just let my mind go and soar the endless reaches of space, where lines crossed to create points with no dimensions at all and parallel lines intersected in infinity.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky

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  • " I decided to use some of Mr. Hartsfield’s deductive reasoning.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
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Associated words [difficulty]:   deductive reasoning [8] , deduce [3] , deduction [6]
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