Meaning of inductive


Pronunciation: (in-duk'tiv), [key]
— 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. eliciting the action of an embryonic inducer.
  5. serving to induce; leading or influencing (usually fol. by to).
  6. introductory.
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