Meaning of 'induction'

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Meaning of ‘induction’

6 definitions found.



an act that sets in motion some course of events

Synonyms: trigger


the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)

Example: "the induction of an anesthetic state"


reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

Synonyms: generalization generalisation inductive reasoning


stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

Synonyms: evocation elicitation


a formal entry into an organization or position or office

Synonyms: initiation installation


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

Synonyms: inductance

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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