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induction

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noun in·duc·tion \in-ˈdək-shən\

Simple Definition of induction

  • : the formal act or process of placing someone into a new job, position, government office, etc.

  • : the formal act of making someone a member of the military

  • medical : the act of giving a pregnant woman special drugs so that she will give birth

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of induction

  1. 1 a :  the act or process of inducting (as into office) b :  an initial experience :  initiation c :  the formality by which a civilian is inducted into military service

  2. 2 a (1) :  inference of a generalized conclusion from particular instances — compare deduction 2a (2) :  a conclusion arrived at by induction b :  mathematical demonstration of the validity of a law concerning all the positive integers by proving that it holds for the integer 1 and that if it holds for an arbitrarily chosen positive integer k, it must hold for the integer k + 1 —called also mathematical induction

  3. 3 :  a preface, prologue, or introductory scene especially of an early English play

  4. 4 a :  the act of bringing forward or adducing (as facts or particulars) b :  the act of causing or bringing on or about c :  the process by which an electrical conductor becomes electrified when near a charged body, by which a magnetizable body becomes magnetized when in a magnetic field or in the magnetic flux set up by a magnetomotive force, or by which an electromotive force is produced in a circuit by varying the magnetic field linked with the circuit d :  the inspiration of the fuel-air charge from the carburetor into the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine e :  the process by which the fate of embryonic cells is determined (as by the action of adjacent cells) and morphogenetic differentiation brought about

Examples of induction in a sentence

  1. Many people attended the bishop's induction.

  2. The induction ceremony was held at a banquet hall.

  3. the registration and induction of draftees



14th Century

First Known Use of induction

14th century


INDUCTION Defined for Kids

induction

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noun in·duc·tion \in-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of induction for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of placing someone in a new job or position <induction into the Hall of Fame>

  2. 2 :  the production of an electrical or magnetic effect through the influence of a nearby magnet, electrical current, or electrically charged body




Medical Dictionary

induction

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noun in·duc·tion \in-ˈdək-shən\

Medical Definition of induction

  1. 1:  the act of causing or bringing on or about <induction of labor>; specifically :  the establishment of the initial state of anesthesia often with an agent other than that used subsequently to maintain the anesthetic state

  2. 2:  the process by which an electrical conductor becomes electrified when near a charged body, by which a magnetizable body becomes magnetized when in a magnetic field or in the magnetic flux set up by a magnetomotive force, or by which an electromotive force is produced in a circuit by varying the magnetic field linked with the circuit

  3. 3a:  arousal of a part or area (as of the retina) by stimulation of an adjacent part or areab:  the process by which the fate of embryonic cells is determined (as by the action of adjacent cells) and morphogenetic differentiation brought about

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