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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or using logical induction: inductive reasoning.
  • adj. Electricity Of or arising from inductance: inductive reactance.
  • adj. Causing or influencing; inducing.
  • adj. Introductory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to logical induction
  • adj. of, relating to, or arising from induction or inductance
  • adj. introductory or preparatory
  • adj. influencing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.
  • adj. Tending to induce or cause.
  • adj. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction.
  • adj.
  • adj. Operating by induction.
  • adj. Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Leading or drawing; inducing; tempting: with to.
  • Tending to induce or cause; productive: with of.
  • In logic, pertaining to or of the nature of induction: as, inductive syllogism, reasoning, or proof.
  • Having the character of an induction or prologue; introductory.
  • In electricity: Able to produce electricity by induction: as, inductive force.
  • Operating by induction: as, an inductive electrical machine.
  • Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted on by induction: as, certain substances have a great inductive capacity. See induction, 6.
  • n. An electric circuit containing considerable self-induction. See induction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
  • adj. inducing or influencing; leading on
  • adj. arising from inductance

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Examples

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