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Definition of inductive:

  1. Facilitating induction; susceptible of being acted upon by induction; as certain substances have a great inductive capacity.
  2. Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; - usually followed by to.
  3. Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
  4. Operating by induction; as, an inductive electrical machine.
  5. Tending to induce or cause.


preparatory, prefatory, prolegomenous, start, introductory, preliminary, inducive, causative.

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