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  1. [logic, computing] Characterizing a logical process as being one of abduction or inference.
  2. [anatomy] Related or pertaining to abductor muscles and their movement.

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Google previewShaping the Future of ICT Research: Methods and Approaches (2012)

IFIP WG 8.2 Working Conference, Tampa, FL, USA, December 13-14, 2012, Proceedings by Anol Bhattacherjee, Brian Fitzgerald

As such, perhaps abductive is a better description of the process. Yet, we hesitate to categorize GAR as such. The main reason is that reflection and reasoning are vital ingredients of GAR. Deductive approaches in individual papers simply ...

Google previewSemiotics Around the World (1997)

Synthesis in Diversity : Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, Berkeley, 1994 by Irmengard Rauch, Gerald F. Carr

the anti-rational construct The viewership men recovers the original material by 'logical, deductive, likely abductive means so that they are engaged heuristically in reconstructing the activity of the maker of the humor- generating material.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2003)

by Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan E Bryman, Tim Futing Liao

Appropriate methods for using abductive logic are still being developed. —Norman Blaikie REFERENCES Blaikie, ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

abductive inference ' abduktiver Schluß ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

Abductive. Carrying away. Repellent. Driving back by force. Repelling, etc. See V ¢ rbs. Repulaive. Resisting. .RaruLsxon—Phra:¢s. Give the cold shoulder. Keep at arm 's length. Send away with a flea in one': ear. Turn one'! back upon.

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Abductive Thinking (Jon Kolko)

Jon Kolko: A form of logic based on intuition and hypotheses, sometimes described as the "logic from best explanation." This form of logic is the form employed by designers, who frequently have most but not all of the information required to make an informed and generative design decision.

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