Associations to the word «Induction»

Wiktionary

INDUCTION, noun. An act of inducting.
INDUCTION, noun. A formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service.
INDUCTION, noun. An act of inducing.
INDUCTION, noun. (physics) Generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field.
INDUCTION, noun. (logic) Derivation of general principles from specific instances.
INDUCTION, noun. (mathematics) A method of proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific case (often an integer; usually 0 or 1) and showing that, if it is true for one case then it must be true for the next.
INDUCTION, noun. (theater) 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.
INDUCTION, noun. (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.
INDUCTION, noun. (medicine) The process of inducing the birth process.
INDUCTION, noun. (obsolete) An introduction.
INDUCTION COIL, noun. A transformer that produces a high voltage alternating current pulse from a low voltage direct current supply, especially such a device in the starter motor of an automobile
INDUCTION HEATER, noun. A heater than employs induction heating
INDUCTION HEATING, noun. The heating of an electrical conductor by eddy currents induced by a varying magnetic field
INDUCTION LOOP, noun. An electromagnetic communication and detection system, relying on the fact that a moving magnet will induce an electrical current in a nearby conducting wire.
INDUCTION LOOPS, noun. Plural of induction loop
INDUCTION MOTOR, noun. An alternating current motor in which currents in the secondary wiring of the rotor are created by induction from the magnetic field of the primary winding of the stator.
INDUCTION MOTORS, noun. Plural of induction motor
INDUCTION OVEN, noun. An oven that uses electromagnetic induction to heat
INDUCTION OVENS, noun. Plural of induction oven
INDUCTION PROGRAMME, noun. (business) The process used within many businesses to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role.

Dictionary definition

INDUCTION, noun. 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".
INDUCTION, noun. An electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current.
INDUCTION, noun. Reasoning from detailed facts to general principles.
INDUCTION, noun. Stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy".
INDUCTION, noun. The act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state".
INDUCTION, noun. An act that sets in motion some course of events.

Wise words

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