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Synonyms for adductive

especially of muscles

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This research adopts an adductive approach (inductive and deductive), although there is more emphasis on the deductive approach.
His research focuses on how an adductive reasoning agent may employ novel metareasoning strategies to improve its understanding of a changing world.
While avulsion fractures are generally the result of an inversion ankle injury, Jones fractures are usually caused by a large adductive force applied to the forefoot on a plantar-flexed ankle.
The First Circuit explained that the plaintiffs' expert's "weight of the evidence" approach employed the methodology of adductive inference or inference to the best explanation, whereby rather than drawing conclusions through logical inferences from known propositions or from a range of known particulars, conclusions "are drawn about a particular proposition or event by a process of eliminating all other possible conclusions to arrive at the most likely one, the one that best explains the available data.