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Definitions of induction

  1. stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. reasoning from detailed facts to general principles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an act that sets in motion some course of events Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An introduction or introductory scene, as to a play; a preface; a prologue. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, or from the individual to the universal; also, the result or inference so reached. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The introduction of a clergyman into a benefice, or of an official into a office, with appropriate acts or ceremonies; the giving actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or its temporalities. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A process of demonstration in which a general truth is gathered from an examination of particular cases, one of which is known to be true, the examination being so conducted that each case is made to depend on the preceding one; -- called also successive induction. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The property by which one body, having electrical or magnetic polarity, causes or induces it in another body without direct contact; an impress of electrical or magnetic force or condition from one body on another without actual contact. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The introduction of a person into an office; the introduction of a clergyman into a charge; the process of discovering and proving general propositions from particular cases; the conclusion so reached; electrical or magnetic influence produced by nearness to an electrified or magnetized body. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Introduction to an office, esp. of a clergyman: the act or process of reasoning from particulars to generals: (physics) the production by one body of an opposite electric state in another by proximity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Introduction; reasoning from particulars to generals. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. The process of inferring general conclusions from particular cases; inference; conclusion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Electrification by nearness without contact. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Introduction or instalment into a benefice or office; the inductive method of reasoning; the conclusion or inference drawn from a process of induction; the transfer of an electric or magnetic state from an electrified body to a nonelectrified by proximity without contact; an introductory scene leading to the main action, in old plays. See Inductive. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. Introduction into an office, as of a clergyman into a benefice; entrance; the inference of some general truth from special facts; the method of reasoning from particulars to generals; the influence by which an electric or galvanic current produces magnetic polarity in certain bodies near or round which it passes. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. INDUCTIONAL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for induction

  1. The idea of cause once found in ourselves, induction applies it, you say, wherever a new phenomenon appears. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  2. As to the fifth induction a close examination of the data shows clearly that in nearly every case where an X marriage occurred, it was with a person of a distinctly immoral or criminal type. – Consanguineous Marriages in the American Population by George B. Louis Arner
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