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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Inductive \In*duct"ive\, a. [LL. inductivus: cf. F. inductif.
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.
3. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or
using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
(a) Operating by induction; as, an inductive electrical
(b) Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted
upon by induction; as, certain substances have a great
Inductive embarrassment (Physics), the retardation in
signaling on an electric wire, produced by lateral
Inductive philosophy or Inductive method. See
Philosophical induction, under Induction.
Inductive sciences, those sciences which admit of, and
employ, the inductive method, as astronomy, botany,
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: arising from inductance; "inductive reactance"
2: of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general
conclusion; "inductive reasoning" [ant: deductive]
3: inducing or influencing; leading on; "inductive to the sin of
Eve"- John Milton [syn: inductive, inducive]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "inductive":
Baconian, a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, analytic,
categorical, conditional, deductive, dialectic, discursive,
enthymematic, epagogic, hypothetical, inferential, introductory,
maieutic, prefatory, prelim, preludial, prelusive, preparative,
preparatory, proemial, soritical, syllogistic, synthetic
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