Definition of inductive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    inductive

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈdʌktɪv//
     
     
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  1. 1(technology) using particular facts and examples to form general rules and principles an inductive argument inductive reasoning compare deductive
  2. 2(physics) connected with the induction of electricity
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adverb a theory derived inductively from the data
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