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The process of adopting an explanatory hypothesis; inferring the cause A as a possible explanation for the consequence B
CWhite about six years ago.

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"Abductive reasoning. Initial definition retrieved from http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~wirth/inferenc.htm"
NPicchetti (about seven years ago)

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REVISION 3

Definition contributed by NPicchetti about seven years ago:the first stage of scientific inquiries and of any interpretive processes; the process of adopting an explanatory hypothesis and covers two operations: the selection and the formation of plausible hypotheses.

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Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:the first stage of scientific inquiries and of any interpretive processes; the process of adopting an explanatory hypothesis and covers two operations: the selection and the formation of plausible hypotheses. (from http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~wirth/inferenc.htm)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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