Definition of hypothetico-deductive in English:

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hypothetico-deductive

Pronunciation: /ˌhīpəˌTHedəkōdəˈdəktiv/

adjective

Philosophy
Relating to the testing of the consequences of hypotheses, to determine whether the hypotheses themselves are false or acceptable.
Example sentences
  • Both were convinced that the great Newtonian synthesis was the fruit of a hypothetico-deductive method.
  • Moreover, in place of relativistic cosmology's inductive empiricism, Milne opted for a hypothetico-deductive rationalism.
  • Lewis's discovery of transvection is a perfect example of the hypothetico-deductive method.

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Syllabification: hy·po·thet·i·co-de·duc·tive

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