• IPA: /ɪnˈdʌktɪv/


  1. (logic) Of, or relating to logical induction.
  2. (physics) Of, relating to, or arising from inductance.
  3. introductory or preparatory.
  4. Influencing; tending to induce or cause.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 10”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      A brutish vice, / Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve.
    • They may be […] inductive of credibility.

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