[NEED LEGAL HELP?] Call our 24/7 Helpline: 1-866-723-4855

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.

Connect with us

Justipedia on Linkedin
Justipedia on Linkedin
"Justipedia" on Twitter

Sign up for Justipedia's Free Newsletter!