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Induced vs Inductive - What's the difference?

induced | inductive |

As a verb induced

is (induce).

As an adjective inductive is

(logic) of, or relating to logical induction.




  • (induce)
  • Usage notes

    * In medical and other technical fields, and in mainstream reportage of medical and other such topics, the participle (term) is particularly often found as the latter half of a compound functioning as an adjective, the first half of the compound being either an agent (identifying a person or thing that is inducing) or an instrument (identifying a thing that is used to induce); hence (term), (term), (term), and so on. In some cases, (term) may even appear on its own as an adjective, as in (induced abortion).




    (en adjective)
  • (logic) of, or relating to logical induction
  • (physics) of, relating to, or arising from induction or inductance
  • introductory or preparatory
  • influencing; tending to induce or cause
  • * Milton
  • A brutish vice, / Inductive mainly to the sin of Eve.
  • * Sir M. Hale
  • They may be inductive of credibility.

    Derived terms

    * inductive bias * inductive circuit * inductive coupling * inductive dimension * inductive effect * inductive embarrassment * inductive inference * inductive logic programming * inductive output tube * inductive reactance * inductive reasoning * inductive set * inductive statistics * inductive voltage divider