Definition of adductive in English:

adductive

adjective

  • 1historical Theology
    Characterized by the bringing of something into or towards another; (originally and chiefly Theology) characterized by the bringing of the body of Christ into the bread during the Eucharist (by substitution rather than annihilation). historical in later use.

  • 2Zoology Anatomy
    Anatomy and Zoology. That carries out adduction; of, relating to, or of the nature of adduction.

  • 3Inductive; of the nature of, or characterized by the use of, adduction.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Andrew Willet (d. 1621), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. From post-classical Latin adductivus productive from classical Latin addūct-, past participial stem of addūcere + -īvus.

Pronunciation:

adductive

/əˈdʌktɪv/