self-in·​duc·​tion ˌself-in-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce self-induction (audio)
: induction of an electromotive force in a circuit by a varying current in the same circuit

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-induction was in 1839

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“Self-induction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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