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3 definitions found
 for Inductive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inductive \In*duct"ive\, a. [LL. inductivus: cf. F. inductif.
     See Induce.]
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     1. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually
        followed by to.
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              A brutish vice,
              Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve.   --Milton.
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     2. Tending to induce or cause. [R.]
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              They may be . . . inductive of credibility. --Sir M.
                                                    Hale.
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     3. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or
        using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
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     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.
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     Inductive embarrassment (Physics), the retardation in
        signaling on an electric wire, produced by lateral
        induction.
  
     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,
        chemistry, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  inductive
      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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