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1historical 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.
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.
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.
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