Definition of Induction

1. Noun. A formal entry into an organization or position or office. "He gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

2. Noun. An electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current.
Exact synonyms: Inductance
Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon
Specialized synonyms: Mutual Induction, Self-induction
Derivative terms: Induce, Induct

3. Noun. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles.
Exact synonyms: Generalisation, Generalization, Inductive Reasoning
Generic synonyms: Colligation
Derivative terms: Generalize, Induce

4. Noun. Stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors. "The elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
Exact synonyms: Elicitation, Evocation
Generic synonyms: Input, Stimulant, Stimulation, Stimulus
Derivative terms: Elicit, Evoke, Evoke

5. Noun. The act of bringing about something (especially at an early time). "The induction of an anesthetic state"
Generic synonyms: Debut, Entry, First Appearance, Introduction, Launching, Unveiling
Specialized synonyms: Induction Of Labor, Hypnogenesis
Derivative terms: Induce, Induce, Induct

6. Noun. An act that sets in motion some course of events.
Exact synonyms: Initiation, Trigger
Generic synonyms: Causation, Causing
Specialized synonyms: Fomentation, Instigation
Derivative terms: Induce, Induct, Initiate, Initiate, Trigger

Definition of Induction

1. n. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement.

Definition of Induction

1. Noun. the act of inducting ¹

2. Noun. a formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service ¹

3. Noun. (physics) the generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field ¹

4. Noun. (logic) the derivation of general principles from specific instances ¹

5. Noun. (mathematics) 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. ¹

6. Noun. (theater) 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. ¹

7. Noun. (biology) 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. ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) an introduction ¹

9. Noun. the act of inducing childbirth ¹

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Definition of Induction

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Medical Definition of Induction

1. The act or process of inducing or causing to occur, especially the production of a specific morphogenetic effect in the developing embryo through the influence of evocators or organisers or the production of anaesthesia or unconsciousness by use of appropriate agents. Origin: L. Inductio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Induction

inducibly expressed GTPase
inductance unit
induction (current term)
induction accelerator
induction chemotherapy
induction coil
induction generator
induction heater
induction heating
induction loop
induction loops
induction motor
induction of labor
induction period
induction programme
induction therapy

Literary usage of Induction

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"Since the distribution of magnetic induction is solenoid*], t)>p induction through any surface bounded by a closed curve depends only on the form and ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"The point about induction is that it starts from experience, and that, ... Hence induction cannot be reduced to Aristotle's inductive syllogism, ..."

3. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Why is it called "induction" ? Is energy produced by electromagnetic induction ? ... What machines use the principle of electromagnetic induction in their ..."

4. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"induction Frequency Converter.—The induction frequency converter may be used instead of ... It consists of an induction motor with a wound rotor driven by a ..."

5. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"A quantitative study of the high-frequency induction coil. ... Mizuno (T.) On the function of the condenser in an induction coil, ..."

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