- An act of inducting.
- 1612–1613, Nathan Field; John Fletcher; Philip Massinger, “The Honest Mans Fortune”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: […] 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: […] 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.
- An act of inducing.
- 2002, Gilbert S. Banker & Christopher T. Rhodes, Modern Pharmaceutics, 4th edition, Informa Health Care, →ISBN, page 699:
- One of the first examples of the immunogenicity of recombinantly derived antibodies was with murine anti-CD3 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 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.
- (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.
- (medicine) The process of inducing the birth process.
- (obsolete) An introduction.
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:induction.
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
induction f (plural inductions)