induction
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪnˈdʌkʃən/
Noun

induction

  1. An act of inducting.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher, “The Honest Man's Fortune”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972 ↗, Act 2, scene 1:
      I know not you; nor am I well pleased to make this time, as the affair now stands, the induction of your acquaintance.
    • c. 1597, William Shakespeare, “The First Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene i]:
      These promises are fair, the parties sure, / And our induction full of prosperous hope.
    1. A formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service.
    2. The process of showing a newcomer around a place where they will work or study.
  2. An act of inducing.
    1. (physics) Generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field.
    2. (logic) Derivation of general principles from specific instances.
    3. (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.
    4. (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.
    5. (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.
  3. (medicine) The process of inducing the birth process.
  4. (obsolete) An introduction.
    • This is but an induction: I will draw / The curtains of the tragedy hereafter.
Translations Translations
  • German: Vereidigung
  • Russian: официа́льное введе́ние в до́лжность
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  • Russian: введе́ние



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