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inductive

[in-duhk-tiv]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or involving electrical or magnetic induction.
2.
operating by induction: an inductive machine.
3.
of, pertaining to, or employing logical induction: inductive reasoning.
4.
Embryology. eliciting the action of an embryonic inducer.
5.
serving to induce; leading or influencing (usually followed by to ).

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin inductīvus. See induct, -ive

inductively, adverb
inductiveness, noun
anti-inductive, adjective
anti-inductively, adverb
anti-inductiveness, noun
preinductive, adjective
semi-inductive, adjective
uninductive, adjective


3. See deductive.
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inductive (ɪnˈdʌktɪv)
 
adj
1.  relating to, involving, or operated by electrical or magnetic induction: an inductive reactance
2.  logic, maths of, relating to, or using induction: inductive reasoning
3.  serving to induce or cause
4.  a rare word for introductory
5.  biology producing a reaction within an organism, esp induction in embryonic tissue
 
in'ductively
 
adv
 
in'ductiveness
 
n

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