baconian induction

baconian induction
noun
Usage: usually capitalized B
: the inductive method developed by Francis Bacon that consists in inferring that what has been observed or established in respect to a part, individual, or species may on the ground of analogy be affirmed or received of the whole to which it belongs — compare induction

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