Definition of inductive in English:
1Characterized by the inference of general laws from particular instances: instinct rather than inductive reasoning marked her approach to life
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- Let it be granted, then, that there is no such simple method of transforming inductive into deductive reasoning.
- These considerations lead, however, to a more precise formulation of the logical structure of the inductive inference.
- Some of his points can, nonetheless, be interpreted as sound criticisms of oversimple methods of inductive inference.
2Of, relating to, or caused by electric or magnetic induction.
- It uses the principle of magnetic inductive power transfer, which can already be found in rechargeable electric toothbrushes.
- The inductive sensor may be, for example, a Rogowski coil.
- Other techniques of electrical stimulation involve capacitive coupling and inductive coupling pulsed electromagnetic stimulation.
- Example sentences
- For qualitative researchers, concepts and theories are usually inductively arrived at from the data that are collected.
- Natural science, proceeding inductively, aims at turning philosophy into an exact science.
- My first job was a research assistantship looking at a new analytical technique called inductively coupled plasma spectrometry.
- Example sentences
- However, while this element of inductiveness undoubtedly exists in the approach outlined, it is typically deemed to be predominantly deductive in orientation.
- This measure is scored as a three-point rating (no inductiveness, some inductiveness, and all inductiveness).
- What if the inductiveness proof itself is hard?
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