Pronunciation: (in-duk'tiv),[key] —adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or involving electrical or magnetic induction.
2. operating by induction: an inductive machine. 3. of, pertaining to, or employing logical induction: inductive reasoning. 4. Embryol.eliciting the action of an embryonic inducer.
5. serving to induce; leading or influencing (usually fol. by to).