|1.||[ 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"
|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|
"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|
|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|
|Related terms:||causing fomentation originate trip induct|