Definitions for "Inductive reasoning"
An argument form in which one reasons from premises that are known or assumed to be true to a conclusion that is supported by the premises but does not necessarily follow from them.
reasoning in which a number of cases are investigated and then a conclusion is made for all similar cases; the process of induction is that one moves from specific to general cases; the process starts with a large amount of information and seeks commonalities.
Leading from premises about particular cases to a conclusion that has the character of a general law or principle.  Reasoning in which conclusions are drawn from particular instances or facts.
a type of thinking in which we begin with an example and move to rule in order to draw a conculusion.