adjective. ['ˌɪnˈdʌktɪv'] inducing or influencing; leading on.
adjective. ['ˌɪnˈdʌktɪv'] of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion.
- a posteriori
- a priori
Example sentences of the word inductive
Clip the pickup lead on the inductive timing light to the number one spark plug wire, which is the first one on the front of the engine.
2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Remind students that inductive reasoning may lead to a strong hypothesis, but it is not always going to draw a truthful conclusion.