Meaning of INDUCTIVE in English

INDUCTIVE

— inductively , adv. — inductiveness , n.

/in duk"tiv/ , adj.

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. Embryol. eliciting the action of an embryonic inducer.

5. serving to induce; leading or influencing (usually fol. by to ).

6. introductory.

[ 1600-10; inductivus. See INDUCT, -IVE ]

Syn. 3. See deductive .

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