Dictionary Results for induction


1. 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"

Synonym(s): initiation, installation

Hypernym(s): ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial_occasion, observance




2. induction - noun

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

Synonym(s): inductance

Hypernym(s): electrical_phenomenon




3. induction - noun

· reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

Synonym(s): generalization, generalisation, inductive_reasoning

Hypernym(s): colligation




4. induction - noun

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

Synonym(s): evocation, elicitation

Hypernym(s): stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input




5. induction - noun

· the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"

Hypernym(s): introduction, debut, first_appearance, launching, unveiling, entry




6. induction - noun

· an act that sets in motion some course of events

Synonym(s): trigger, initiation

Hypernym(s): causing, causation





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