Definition of induction
2a (1) : inference of a generalized conclusion from particular instances — compare deduction 2a (2) : a conclusion arrived at by inductionb : 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 : a preface, prologue, or introductory scene especially of an early English play
4a : the act of bringing forward or adducing (as facts or particulars)b : the act of causing or bringing on or aboutc : 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 circuitd : the inspiration of the fuel-air charge from the carburetor into the combustion chamber of an internal combustion enginee : 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
Many people attended the bishop's induction.
The induction ceremony was held at a banquet hall.
the registration and induction of draftees
First Known Use of induction
INDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of induction for English Language Learners
: 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
INDUCTION Defined for Kids
Definition of induction for Students
1 : the act or process of placing someone in a new job or position <induction into the Hall of Fame>
2 : the production of an electrical or magnetic effect through the influence of a nearby magnet, electrical current, or electrically charged body
Medical Definition of induction
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: 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
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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