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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inductive \In*duct"ive\, a. [LL. inductivus: cf. F. inductif. See Induce.] [1913 Webster] 1. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to. [1913 Webster] A brutish vice, Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Tending to induce or cause. [R.] [1913 Webster] They may be . . . inductive of credibility. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 3. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

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