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induction

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1 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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2 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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The first known use of induction was in the 14th century

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“Induction.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/induction. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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