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hypothetico-deductive

/ˌhaɪpəˈθɛtɪkəʊdɪˈdʌktɪv/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or governed by the supposed method of scientific progress whereby a general hypothesis is tested by deducing predictions that may be experimentally tested. When such a prediction is falsified the theory is rejected and a new hypothesis is required
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