Deductive-reasoning meaning

Deductive reasoning is defined as figuring out something by first reaching a conclusion on a bigger picture issue in order to reach a conclusion on a smaller picture issue.

An example of deductive reasoning is that all grammar is difficult, and then deciding that punctuation is part of grammar which leads to the deduction that punctuation is difficult.

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Inference in which the conclusion cannot be false given that the premises are true.
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Inference in which the conclusion is of no greater generality than the premises.
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