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induction

 
Noun induction has 8 senses
  1. initiation, induction, installation - 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"
    --1 is a kind of ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
    --1 has particulars:
     inauguration, inaugural; coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investiture; bar mitzvah; bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah, bas mitzvah
    Derived forms: verb induct2, verb induct1
  2. induction - an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    --2 is a kind of
    electrical phenomenon
    --2 has particulars: mutual induction; self-induction
    Derived forms: verb induce5, verb induct4
  3. generalization, generalisation, induction, inductive reasoning - reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    --3 is a kind of colligation
    Derived form: verb induce4
  4. induction - the process whereby changes in the current flow in a circuit produce magnetism or an EMF
    --4 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --4 has particulars: mutual induction; self-induction
    Derived forms: verb induce5, verb induct4
  5. evocation, induction, elicitation - stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors; "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
    --5 is a kind of stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input
  6. inductance, induction - (physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current
    --6 is a kind of physical property
    --6 has particulars: self induction; mutual induction
    Derived form: verb induct4
  7. induction - the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"
    --7 is a kind of
    introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry
    --7 has particulars: induction of labor; hypnogenesis
    Derived forms: verb induce3, verb induce1, verb induct5
  8. trigger, induction, initiation - an act that sets in motion some course of events
    --8 is a kind of causing, causation
    --8 has particulars: fomentation, instigation
    Derived forms: verb induce2, verb induct5
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