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Abductive Reasoning

Definition - What does Abductive Reasoning mean?

The term "abductive reasoning" can simply be defined as the inference to the best explanation. It is a type of reasoning where someone tries to explain certain evidence through already established and known facts, and then slowly moves toward the in-depth explanation.

Justipedia explains Abductive Reasoning

Abductive reasoning usually begins with incomplete observations that involve a great deal of visualization and imagination. In a typical lawsuit, abductive reasoning is seen when an attorney uses a reasoning methodology, where they build up or begin their argument on the basis of facts that are considered to be true.

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