Meaning of adductive in English:


Pronunciation /əˈdʌktɪv/


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

  • 2Anatomy 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.