1. [ noun ] a formal entry into an organization or position or office
Synonyms: initiation installation

"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"

Related terms: ceremony bar_mitzvah inauguration bat_mitzvah coronation initiate install
2. [ noun ] (physics,electricity) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
Related terms: electrical_phenomenon mutual_induction self-induction induce
3. [ noun ] (psychology) reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
Synonyms: generalization generalisation inductive_reasoning
Related terms: reasoning colligation induce
4. [ noun ] stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
Synonyms: elicitation evocation

"the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"

Related terms: stimulation arouse
5. [ noun ] (physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current
Synonyms: inductance
Related terms: physical_property self_induction mutual_induction physics
6. [ noun ] (physics) the process whereby changes in the current flow in a circuit produce magnetism or an EMF
Related terms: natural_process self-induction mutual_induction induce
7. [ noun ] the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)

"the induction of an anesthetic state"

Related terms: debut induction_of_labor hypnogenesis induce
8. [ noun ] an act that sets in motion some course of events
Synonyms: initiation trigger
Related terms: causing fomentation originate trip induct
Similar spelling:   induct