1. deductive reasoning reasoning from the general to the particular
  2. inductive reasoning reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  3. defective pleading any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency
  4. collective bargaining negotiation between an employer and a trade union
  5. reproductive cloning making a full living copy of an organism
  6. detective work a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
  7. decreasing becoming less or smaller
  8. nicotine poisoning toxic condition caused by the ingestion or inhalation of large amounts of nicotine
  9. line of reasoning a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning
  10. dead reckoning navigation without the aid of celestial observations
  11. detective agency an agency that makes inquiries for its clients
  12. radioactive dating measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object
  13. day of reckoning (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
  14. data conversion conversion from one way of encoding data to another way
  15. detective story a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
  16. detective novel novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end
  17. tactical warning (military) a warning after the initiation of a hostile act
  18. objective the goal intended to be attained
  19. selective jamming electronic jamming of a specific channel or frequency
  20. cover song a recording of a song that was first recorded or made popular by somebody else