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Dictionary definition for: Induction

1. (n) 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"

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

3. (n) reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

4. (n) the process whereby changes in the current flow in a circuit produce magnetism or an EMF

5. (n) stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"

6. (n) (physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current

7. (n) the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time) "the induction of an anesthetic state"

8. (n) an act that sets in motion some course of events

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