# Dictionary Definition

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]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Adjective

inductive- of, or relating to logical induction
- of, relating to, or arising from induction or inductance
- introductory or preparatory
- influencing

#### Derived terms

#### Translations

logical induction

- Greek: επαγωγικός (epagogikós)

# Extensive Definition

## Most common meanings

- Inductive reasoning, used in science and the scientific method
- Mathematical induction, a method of proof in the field of mathematics
- Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering

## Other articles

- 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

In biology and chemistry:

- Induction (biology) is the initiation or cause of a change or process in developmental biology
- Enzyme induction and inhibition is a process in which a molecule (e.g. a drug) induces (i.e. initiates or enhances) or inhibits the expression of an enzyme
- Induction (birth), induction of childbirth
- asymmetric induction is the formation of one specific stereoisomer in the presence of a nearby chiral center

In psychology:

- Induction procedure, the act of inducing a hypnotic state
- Post Induction Therapy, a therapy which is based on the theory that childhood trauma, including child abuse and neglect, is the origin of developmental immaturity
- Inductive reasoning aptitude, an aptitude or personality characteristic

In philosophy, logic, and computer science:

- Inductive reasoning, used in science and the scientific method
- Rhetorical induction
- Backward induction in game theory and economics
- Concept learning is the induction of a concept (category) from observations
- Theoretical foundations of induction, see:
- Computational learning theory
- Version Space
- Statistical Learning Theory
- PAC Learning
- Algorithmic Information Theory.
- Concept learning, for citations to foundational work by Watanabe, Solomonoff, Rendell, etc.

In mathematics:

- Mathematical
induction, a method of proof in the field of mathematics
- Strong induction, or Complete induction, a variant of mathematical induction
- Transfinite induction, a kind of mathematical induction
- ∈-induction, a kind of transfinite induction

- Structural induction, a generalization of mathematical induction
- 'Statistical induction', also known as inferential statistics

In physics:

- Electromagnetic
induction in physics and engineering
- 'Magnetic induction', see magnetic field
- Electrostatic induction
- Radio frequency induction
- Induction
heating
- Induction cooker uses induction heating for cooking.
- Induction sealing

- forced induction, with combustion engines, is the use of a gas compressor added to the air intake

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

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Baconian, a fortiori, a
posteriori, a priori, analytic, categorical, conditional, deductive, dialectic, discursive, enthymematic, epagogic, hypothetical, inferential, introductory, maieutic, prefatory, prelim, preludial, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, proemial, soritical, syllogistic, synthetic