Meaning of INDUCTIVE in English

INDUCTIVE

adj.

Pronunciation: in- ' d ə k-tiv

Function: adjective

Date: 15th century

1 : leading on : INDUCING

2 : of, relating to, or employing mathematical or logical induction < inductive reasoning>

3 : of or relating to inductance or electrical induction

4 : INTRODUCTORY

5 : involving the action of an embryological organizer : tending to produce induction

– in · duc · tive · ly adverb

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