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Noun: induction  in'dúk-shun
  1. A formal entry into an organization, position or office
    "he was ordered to report for induction into the army";
    - initiation, installation
  2. An electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    - inductance
  3. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    - generalization, generalisation [Brit], inductive reasoning
  4. Stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
    "the induction of his testimony was not easy";
    - evocation, elicitation
  5. The act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
    "the induction of an anaesthetic state"
  6. An act that sets in motion some course of events
    - trigger, initiation

Derived forms: inductions

Type of: causation, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, colligation, creation, debut, electrical phenomenon, entry, first appearance, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, input, instauration, institution, introduction, launching, observance, origination, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus, unveiling

Encyclopedia: Induction, bounding and least number principles