EnglishEdit
EtymologyEdit
From Old French induction, from Latin inductiō, from indūcō (“I lead”).
PronunciationEdit
 Rhymes: ʌkʃən
NounEdit
induction (plural inductions)
 An act of inducting.
 Beaumont and Fletcher
 I know not you; nor am I well pleased to make this time, as the affair now stands, the induction of your acquaintance.
 Shakespeare
 These promises are fair, the parties sure, / And our induction full of prosperous hope.
 Beaumont and Fletcher
 An act of inducing.
 2002, Gilbert S. Banker & Christopher T. Rhodes, Modern Pharmaceutics, edition 4th, Informa Health Care, ISBN 0824706749, page 699:
 One of the first examples of the immunogenicity of recombinantly derived antibodies was with murine antiCD3 monoclonal antibody (OKT3) used in the induction of immunosupression after organ transplantation.
 (physics) Generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field.
 (logic) Derivation of general principles from specific instances.
 (mathematics) A method of proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific integer (usually 0 or 1) and showing that, if it is true for one integer then it must be true for the next.
 (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.
 (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.
 2002, Gilbert S. Banker & Christopher T. Rhodes, Modern Pharmaceutics, edition 4th, Informa Health Care, ISBN 0824706749, page 699:
 (obsolete) An introduction.
 Massinger
 This is but an induction: I will daw / The curtains of the tragedy hereafter.
 Massinger
Derived termsEdit
 induction axiom
 induction circuit
 induction coil
 induction cooker
 induction cooking
 induction cut
 induction flowmeter
 induction furnace
 induction heating
 induction loop
 induction motor
 induction period
 induction programme
 induction range
 induction therapy
 induction training
 induction variable
 induction welding
 mathematical induction
QuotationsEdit
 For usage examples of this term, see the citations page.
TranslationsEdit
the act of inducting
a formal ceremony in which a person is inducted into an office or into military service

generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field
the derivation of general principles from specific instances
a general proof of a theorem
the use of rumors to twist and complicate the plot
the development of a feature from part of a formerly homogenous field of cells