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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Tending  to  induce  or  cause  [R.] 
 
  They  may  be  .  .  .  inductive  of  credibility.  --Sir  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. 
 
  {Inductive}  {philosophy  or  method}.  See  {Philosophical 
  induction},  under  {Induction}. 
 
  {Inductive  sciences},  those  sciences  which  admit  of  and 
  employ,  the  inductive  method,  as  astronomy,  botany, 
  chemistry,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inductive 
  adj  1:  relating  to  logical  induction;  "inductive  thinking" 
  2:  (electricity)  arising  from  inductance;  "inductive  reactance" 
  3:  (logic)  of  reasoning;  proceeding  from  particular  facts  to  a 
  general  conclusion;  "inductive  reasoning"  [ant:  {deductive}] 
  4:  inducing  or  influencing;  leading  on  "inductive  to  the  sin 
  of  Eve"-  John  Milton  [syn:  {inducive}] 




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