Leading or drawing; persuasive; tempting; -- usually followed by to.
Leading to inferences; proceeding by, derived from, or using, induction; as, inductive reasoning.
order by term] level: Comprehensive (3) Referring to the method of reasoning in which one starts with a series of observations and generalizes them to make predictions about as yet unobserved cases. Although induction is the basis of all science, it can yield mistaken conclusions: one could be too hasty in generalizing from an apparent pattern and make unfounded predictions. This is a fundamental reason why scientific conclusions are always tentative.