What does induction mean?

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ɪnˈdʌk ʃənin·duc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiation, induction, installation(noun)

    a formal entry into an organization or position or office

    "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

  2. induction, inductance(noun)

    an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

  3. generalization, generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning(noun)

    reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

  4. evocation, induction, elicitation(noun)

    stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

    "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"

  5. induction(noun)

    the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)

    "the induction of an anesthetic state"

  6. trigger, induction, initiation(noun)

    an act that sets in motion some course of events


  1. induction(Noun)

    the act of inducting

  2. induction(Noun)

    a formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service

  3. induction

    the generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field

  4. induction

    the derivation of general principles from specific instances

  5. induction

    A general proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific integer (for example) and showing that, if it is true for one integer then it must be true for the next.

  6. induction

    The use of rumors to twist and complicate the plot of a play or to narrate in a way that does not have to state truth nor fact within the play.

  7. induction

    In developmental biology, the development of a feature from part of a formerly homogenous field of cells in response to a morphogen whose source determines the feature's position and extent.

  8. induction

    an introduction

  9. induction(Noun)

    the act of inducing childbirth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Induction(noun)

    the act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement

  2. Induction(noun)

    an introduction or introductory scene, as to a play; a preface; a prologue

  3. Induction(noun)

    the act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, or from the individual to the universal; also, the result or inference so reached

  4. Induction(noun)

    the introduction of a clergyman into a benefice, or of an official into a office, with appropriate acts or ceremonies; the giving actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or its temporalities

  5. Induction(noun)

    a process of demonstration in which a general truth is gathered from an examination of particular cases, one of which is known to be true, the examination being so conducted that each case is made to depend on the preceding one; -- called also successive induction

  6. Induction(noun)

    the property by which one body, having electrical or magnetic polarity, causes or induces it in another body without direct contact; an impress of electrical or magnetic force or condition from one body on another without actual contact

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Induction

    the name given to the logical process by which from a study of particular instances we arrive at a general principle or law. The term is also applied to an electric or magnetic effect produced without direct contact and equal to the cause, being essentially its reproduction.

Editors Contribution

  1. induction

    The act and process of inducting.

    The induction process was easy and simple.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of induction in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of induction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of induction in a Sentence

  1. Christina DePino:

    My doctor explained that while not all the reasons are understood, after 37 weeks, patients with ICP are at a very high risk of having a stillborn. He also explained that induction was still my choice, as it is possible to carry a baby to full term and not have a stillborn.

  2. Peter Spencer:

    This is an ancient plant, but is one of the most toxic plants on the planet, it's strongly implicated in the induction of neurodegenerative disease.

  3. Thomas Wolfe:

    Le Corbusier was the sort of relentlessly rational intellectual that only France loves wholeheartedly, the logician who flies higher and higher in ever-decreasing circles until, with one last, utterly inevitable induction, he disappears up his own fundamental aperture and emerges in the fourth dimension as a needle-thin umber bird.

  4. Chairman Naresh Goyal:

    The induction of capacity and the enhanced competitive scenario is creating a constant pressure on yields.

  5. Luke Fletcher:

    China has traditionally had lower steel production costs than other steel producing regions such as Europe due to lower labor and raw material costs, the use of cheaper but more polluting induction furnaces, while not being subjected to stringent carbon pricing mechanisms, also provides cost advantage.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. congius
    • B. viverrine
    • C. calcaneus
    • D. impounding

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