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  Definition of induction
  1. an act that sets in motion some course of events
  2. the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"
  3. (physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current
  4. reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  5. stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
  6. 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"
  7. an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
  8. the process whereby changes in the current flow in a circuit produce magnetism or an EMF
Similar Words: trigger, initiation, inductance, generalization, generalisation, inductive reasoning, evocation, elicitation, installation

 

Hyponyms: fomentation, instigation, induction of labor, hypnogenesis, self induction, mutual induction, inauguration, inaugural, coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investiture, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah, bas mitzvah, self-induction

 

Derivational Morphology: originate, initiate, start, lead up, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make, induct, trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, rush, hasten, bring on, generalize, generalise, extrapolate, infer, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke, call forth, kick up, install, invest, seat

 

 
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