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Definition of "retroduction" [re•tro•duc•tion]

  • A leading or bringing back. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "retroduction" in a sentence
  • "This new type of argument Peirce called abduction (also, retroduction, and also, hypothesis)."
  • "If it is not observed and later on leads to serious consequences, their cause can not possibly be sought out, because it can not be recognized as such, and because there have been so many intermediate steps that a correct retroduction is impossible."
  • "“retroduction” were Peirce's synonyms for the form of reasoning leading to conjectural hypotheses."