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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 previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

by Robert Lawrence Trask

The linguist Henning Andersen has particularly stressed the importance of abductive reasoning in accounting for certain types of linguistic change, such as reanalysis. Andersen distinguishes between an abductive mode of innovation, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1999)

Volume 64 - Supplement 27 - Access Versus Ownership to Word Formation in Language and Computation by Allen Kent

ABDUCTIVE. INFERENCE. IN. ARTIFICIAL. INTELLIGENCE. Introduction to Abduction Abduction, inference to the best explanation, is a form of reasoning first identified by the philosopher C. S. Peirce and more recently applied to a variety of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management (2016)

by Lee, In

Abductive. Logic. in. E-Commerce. Using. DALI. Mohannad Alrifai University of Isfahan, Iran Faria Nassiri-Mofakham University of Isfahan, Iran INTRODUCTION Every day, everybody deals with negotiation in commercial transactions and ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (2016)

by A. Mehdi Riazi

Abductive approach is one of the principles in pragmatism and, in turn, in mixed- methods research (MMR), and refers to the relationship between theory and data. It involves a dialectical and iterative interplay between current theoretical ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Semantics (2010)

by Keith Allan

Abductive reasoning was championed by the early pragmatist ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction (2005)

by Ghaoui, Claude

They are illusions, and they are all produced by an inferential (abductive) activity of human perception analogously to what happens in smashing three to two dimensions. Here, we aim at showing how visual as well as spatial, temporal, and ...

Google previewThe Routledge Pragmatics Encyclopedia (2010)

by Louise Cummings

Abductive inference is typified by (though not limited to) what is called 'inference to the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Philosophy of Religion (2010)

by Elsa J. Marty, Charles Taliaferro

Abductive reasoning explains phenomena on the grounds of prior probability or reasonability. For example, one might argue for theism on the grounds that if theism is true, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics (2006)

by Neil J. Salkind

A further criticism of grounded theory is the claim that the reasoning involved in the generation of grounded theory is not inductive, as Glaser and Strauss claim, but abductive. Inductive reasoning is typically a generalizing inference, and it is ...

Google previewDictionary of World Philosophy (2013)

by A. Pablo Iannone

abduction (or the abductive method or retroduction, or method of hypothesis) was one of the three basic forms ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Metaphysics (2011)

by Gary Rosenkrantz, Joshua Hoffman

According to abductive versions of the Argument from Design, there are apparent instances of order and design in nature whose ...

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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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