Definition of retroduction in US English:

retroduction

noun

  • Philosophy= "abduction".

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). Either from classical Latin retrōduct-, past participial stem of retrōdūcere retroduce + -ion, or from retro- + duction. In sense 2 after introduction.

Pronunciation

retroduction

/ˌrɛtrəˈdʌkʃn/