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Definition of Inductive

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of or pertaining to electric or magnetic induction (Electricity); using reasoning by induction; serving to induce persuade; introductory
Inductive Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
See Inductive reasoning ; and Mill's inductive methods
Inductive Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Tending to induce or cause.
  
(a.)
Operating by induction; as, an inductive electrical machine.
  
(a.)
Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
  
(a.)
Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.
  
(a.)
Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction; as certain substances have a great inductive capacity.
  
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inductive
\in*duct"ive\ (?), a. [ll. inductivus: cf. f. inductif. see induce.]
1. leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to. a brutish vice, inductive mainly to the sin of eve.
2. tending to induce or cause. [r.] they may be inductive of credibility. m. hale.
3. leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
4. (physics) (a) operating by induction; as, an inductive electrical machine. (b) facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction; as certain substances have a great inductive capacity.
inductive
embarrassment (physics), the retardation in signaling on an electric wire, produced by lateral induction.


  similar words(5) 



 inductive reasoning 
 inductive inference 
 inductive embarrassment 
 inductive relation 
 inductive sciences 
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. relating to logical induction; "inductive thinking"
(pertainym) generalization, generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning
2. arising from inductance; "inductive reactance"
(pertainym) inductance, induction
(classification) electricity
3. of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion; "inductive reasoning"
(antonym) deductive
(see-also) a posteriori
(classification) logic
4. inducing or influencing; leading on; "inductive to the sin of Eve"- John Milton
(synonym) inducive
(similar) causative
Inductive Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Induction may refer to:

General use
  • Rite of passage
    • Introduction of an individual into a body such as the armed forces
    • Formal introduction of a priest into possession of the position to which she or he has been presented and instituted
    • Student orientation, an induction program for new students at Universities
    • Teacher induction, the support and guidance provided to novice educators in the early stages of their careers
    • Induction (teachers), the period of one year following qualification as a teacher in the United Kingdom
  • Induction (play), an opening scene in a play, notably used in early English plays

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