- of, relating to, or involving electrical induction or magnetic induction.
- operating by induction: an inductive machine.
- of, relating to, or employing logical induction: inductive reasoning.
- Embryology. eliciting the action of an embryonic inducer.
- serving to induce; leading or influencing (usually followed by to).
Origin of inductive
Examples from the Web for inductive
Absent a clear answer, Obama has, in effect, asked the country to infer his goals by inductive reasoning.Joy Behar Was Right
July 29, 2010
The method of the Hippocratic writers is that known to-day as the ‘inductive’.The Legacy of Greece
Sometimes they are truths arrived at by inductive processes.Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
It was a deductive and not an inductive process, by which he arrived at his theology.A Tour of the Missions
Augustus Hopkins Strong
What does it profit a man to discover The Inductive Method and to lose his own soul?The Lost Art of Reading
Gerald Stanley Lee
It was not, and could not have been, arrived at by any inductive reasoning.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
- relating to, involving, or operated by electrical or magnetic inductionan inductive reactance
- logic maths of, relating to, or using inductioninductive reasoning
- serving to induce or cause
- a rare word for introductory
- biology producing a reaction within an organism, esp induction in embryonic tissue
Word Origin and History for inductive
early 15c., from Old French inductif or directly from Late Latin inductivus, from induct-, past participle stem of inducere (see induce). As a term in logic, from 1764.