from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or using logical induction: inductive reasoning.
- adj. Electricity Of or arising from inductance: inductive reactance.
- adj. Causing or influencing; inducing.
- adj. Introductory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to logical induction
- adj. of, relating to, or arising from induction or inductance
- adj. introductory or preparatory
- adj. influencing
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.
- adj. Tending to induce or cause.
- adj. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction.
- adj. Operating by induction.
- adj. Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Leading or drawing; inducing; tempting: with to.
- Tending to induce or cause; productive: with of.
- In logic, pertaining to or of the nature of induction: as, inductive syllogism, reasoning, or proof.
- Having the character of an induction or prologue; introductory.
- In electricity: Able to produce electricity by induction: as, inductive force.
- Operating by induction: as, an inductive electrical machine.
- Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted on by induction: as, certain substances have a great inductive capacity. See induction, 6.
- n. An electric circuit containing considerable self-induction. See induction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
- adj. inducing or influencing; leading on
- adj. arising from inductance
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