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Meaning & Definition of Induction in English

English

Induction

/ɪndəkʃən/

noun

1. A formal entry into an organization or position or office

  • "His initiation into the club"
  • "He was ordered to report for induction into the army"
  • "He gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"
    synonym:
  • initiation
  • ,
  • induction
  • ,
  • installation

2. An electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (emf) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

    synonym:
  • induction
  • ,
  • inductance

3. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

    synonym:
  • generalization
  • ,
  • generalisation
  • ,
  • induction
  • ,
  • inductive reasoning

4. Stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

  • "The elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
    synonym:
  • evocation
  • ,
  • induction
  • ,
  • elicitation

5. The act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)

  • "The induction of an anesthetic state"
    synonym:
  • induction

6. An act that sets in motion some course of events

    synonym:
  • trigger
  • ,
  • induction
  • ,
  • initiation