induction period


Definition of induction period

1 : the time that elapses between the immersion of an exposed photographic emulsion in a developer and the appearance of the photographed image
2 : a period at the beginning of some chemical reactions during which little or no action takes place (as in the oxidation of fats by air because of the presence of antioxidants)

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“Induction period.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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