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Induction is a member of the word family induce, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun induction

What does induction mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: inductions

  1. a formal entry into an organization or position or office
  2. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of induction: inductance
    • more generic term: electrical phenomenon = a physical phenomenon involving electricity
    • more specific terms:
      • mutual induction = generation of electromotive forces in each other by two adjacent circuits
      • self-induction = generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit
  3. reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  4. stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
  5. the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
  6. an act that sets in motion some course of events

Alternative definition of the noun induction


  1. the act of inducting
  2. a formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service
  3. [physics] the generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field
  4. [logic] the derivation of general principles from specific instances
  5. [mathematics] A general proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific integer (for example) and showing that, if it is true for one integer then it must be true for the next.
  6. [theater] The use of rumors to twist and complicate the plot of a play or to narrate in a way that does not have to state truth nor fact within the play.
  7. [biology] In developmental biology, the development of a feature from part of a formerly homogenous field of cells in response to a morphogen whose source determines the feature's position and extent.
  8. [obsolete] an introduction
  9. the act of inducing childbirth

Specialised definition of the noun induction

Glossary of justice

given to all prisoners when they enter prison

  • region: UK


  1. "Induction" is a 2006 short film written and directed by Nicolas Provost.
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  3. "Induction" is a 1965 short film written and directed by Ray Manzarek.
    • starring: Jim Morrison as Partygoer
    • released in (51 years ago)


"Induction" is a book by Paul Thagard.


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  1. Induction a.k.a. Labor induction is artificially stimulating childbirth.
  2. Induction is used to refer to a period during which a Newly Qualified Teacher in England or Wales is both supported and assessed to ensure that regulatory standards are met.
  3. induction is a gene ontology group, gene group.
  4. induction is a character power.

Phrases with Induction

Phrases starting with the word Induction:

  1. induction coil
  2. Induction loop
  3. Induction motor
  4. Induction heater
  5. induction heating
  6. induction of labor
  7. Induction programme
  8. induction accelerator

Phrases ending with the word Induction:

  1. self-induction
  2. mutual induction
  3. Planar Induction
  4. Backward induction
  5. magnetic induction
  6. Rhetorical Induction
  7. Electromagnetic induction
  8. coefficient of self induction
  9. coefficient of mutual induction

Other phrase containing the word Induction:

  1. neon induction lamp

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Induction

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Google previewOfficial Gazette of the United States Patent Office (1908)

by United States. Patent Office

a receiving chamber for the material lifted by said conveyer, an air trunk Intersecting said conveyer passage-way, air induction means In sold air trunk cooperating with the brush to cleanse the roadway, said air-trunk extending forward of the ...

Google previewGroup Problem Solving (2011)

by Patrick R. Laughlin

Induction is the search for descriptive, predictive, and explanatory generalizations, rules, and principles. As a psychological process induction begins with the perception of some pattern, regularity, or relationship. A hypothesis or tentative ...

Google previewKnowledge into Action: Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science (2012)

Research and Evaluation in Library and Information Science by Danny P. Wallace, Connie J Van Fleet

Induction is the formulation of general principles based on information about specific cases.

Google previewAbduction and Induction (2013)

Essays on their Relation and Integration by P.A. Flach, Antonis M. Hadjiantonis

Induction is a form of abduction.

Google previewElements of logic ... Fifth edition, revised (1844)

Induction is distinct from Syllogism: Induction is a process of Reasoning;” therefore “There is a process of Reasoning...

Induction means properly, not the inferring of the conclusion, but the bringing in, one by one, of instances, bearing on the ...

Google previewIntroduction to Bisimulation and Coinduction (2011)

by Davide Sangiorgi

Mathematical induction is a special case of well-founded induction, where X is the set of natural numbers, and R is the predecessor relation.

Google previewASM Materials Engineering Dictionary (1992)

by Joseph R. Davis, ASM International

Table 35 Induction heating applications and some typical products Surface hardening, tempering Seam welding Gears Oil-country Shafts products Valves Refrigeration Machine tools Line pipe Hand tools Through hardening, tempering ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

Induktion, abgeleitete f - deductive/descending induction (Mill) (log) Induktlon, aufziihlende f - enumerative induction, induction by enumeration (log, sci) —) Induktion, vollstiindige Induktion, eliminative f —+ lnduktion, elirninierende Induktion, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)

by Miquel Porta

INDUCTION 1. Any method of rational or logical analysis that proceeds from the particular to the general. Although no infallible method of logical reasoning exists , general scientific theories require induction. Conceptually bright ideas and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language Development (2014)

by Patricia J. Brooks, Vera Kempe

Induction refers to a mode of thinking in which a prediction is made on the basisof one or more observations. For example, achild might predict that a justencountered cat willmeow because the child observed other cats meowing. However ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy (2009)

by Michael Proudfoot, A.R. Lacey

Induction . In its widest sense, any rational process wherefrompremises about some things of a certain kind a conclusion isdrawnaboutsome or all of the remaining things of that kind. An argument is inductive in a narrow or strict sense (to ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

induction furnace a method of smelting or heating metals with eddy currents induced by a high-frequency coil surrounding the crucible. induction generator an induction machine operated as a generator.

Google previewHawkins' electrical dictionary (1910)

a cyclopedia of words, terms, phrases and data used in the electric arts, trades and sciences by Nehemiah Hawkins

Induction Potential Regulator. Inducing Coil. — The primary winding of a transformer. Inducing Current of Transformer. — The current in the primary winding of a transformer. Inducing Magnet. — The permanently magnetized armature of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2011)

by Manfred Schwab

Induction. Chemotherapy. Harry H. Yoon1 and Michael K. Gibson2 1Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA 2University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA Synonyms Neoadjuvant ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Physics, Fourth Edition (2009)

by John Daintith

See electromagnetic induction. induced magnetism The creation of MAGNETISM in a ferromagnetic material by placing it in a magnetic field. This causes the material's magnetic domains to become aligned. The inducing field may come from ...

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Quotes about Induction

Thought of a woman
Or her vision in brain
Is prerequisite to man
For erection. In its absence,
No Viagra can man him.
Man of menopause
Wants the change of partners
Not the induction of Viagra.
27.04.2006 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of I1N1D2U1C3T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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