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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·duc·tive /ɪnˈdʌktɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·duc·tive /ɪnˈdəktɪv/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·duct·ive a.
 1. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.
 A brutish vice,
 Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve.   --Milton.
 2. Tending to induce or cause. [R.]
    They may be . . . inductive of credibility.   --Sir M. Hale.
 3. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
 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.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: relating to logical induction; "inductive thinking"
      2: arising from inductance; "inductive reactance"
      3: of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general
         conclusion; "inductive reasoning" [ant: deductive]
      4: inducing or influencing; leading on; "inductive to the sin
         of Eve"- John Milton [syn: inducive]