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inductive 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]

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  1. of, or relating to logical induction
  2. of, relating to, or arising from induction or inductance
  3. introductory or preparatory
  4. influencing


logical induction
  • Greek: επαγωγικός (epagogikós)

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  • Induction (play), an opening scene in a play, notably used in early English plays
  • Rite of passage
    • Orientation week, an induction program for new students at Universities
    • Teacher induction, the support and guidance provided to novice educators in the early stages of their careers
    • Induction (teachers), the period of one year following qualification as a teacher in the United Kingdom
    • Induction program, the process used within many businesses to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role
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inductive in Czech: Indukce
inductive in Danish: Induktion
inductive in German: Induktion
inductive in Spanish: Inducción
inductive in French: Induction
inductive in Hebrew: אינדוקציה (פירושונים)
inductive in Lithuanian: Indukcija
inductive in Dutch: Inductie
inductive in Norwegian: Induksjon
inductive in Polish: Indukcja
inductive in Portuguese: Indução
inductive in Russian: Индукция
inductive in Serbian: Индукција
inductive in Finnish: Induktio
inductive in Chinese: 归纳法

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