as in inauguration
the process or an instance of being formally placed in an office or organization the formal induction will be tomorrow, but the college president has already started work

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as in deduction
an opinion arrived at through a process of reasoning the urbanologist's controversial induction that a thriving bohemian community is vital to a city's economic health

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“Induction.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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