reasoning backward


reasoning backward
noun
the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
Syn: ↑regress
Hypernyms: ↑reasoning, ↑logical thinking, ↑abstract thought

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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