Etymology
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inductive (adj.)

early 15c., "bringing on, inducing," from Old French inductif or directly from Late Latin inductivus "serving to induce or infer," from induct-, past participle stem of Latin inducere (see induce). As a term in logic, "based on induction" (q.v.), from 1764. Related: Inductively.

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Definitions of inductive

inductive (adj.)
arising from inductance;
inductive reactance
inductive (adj.)
of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion;
inductive reasoning
inductive (adj.)
inducing or influencing; leading on; "inductive to the sin of Eve"- John Milton;
Synonyms: inducive
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