Definition of hypothetico-deductive in English:
Of or relating to the testing of the consequences of hypotheses, to determine whether the hypotheses themselves are false or acceptable.
- 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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