Definition of induction :
1. A process of demonstration in which a general truth is gathered from an examination of particular cases, one of which is known to be true, the examination being so conducted that each case is made to depend on the preceding one; -- called also successive induction.
2. An introduction or introductory scene, as to a play; a preface; a prologue.
3. The act or process of inducting or bringing in; introduction; entrance; beginning; commencement.
4. The act or process of reasoning from a part to a whole, from particulars to generals, or from the individual to the universal; also, the result or inference so reached.
5. The introduction of a clergyman into a benefice, or of an official into a office, with appropriate acts or ceremonies; the giving actual possession of an ecclesiastical living or its temporalities.
6. The property by which one body, having electrical or magnetic polarity, causes or induces it in another body without direct contact; an impress of electrical or magnetic force or condition from one body on another without actual contact.
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electricity (part of speech: noun)
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persuasion (part of speech: noun)
reason (part of speech: noun)
motive (part of speech: noun)
- The connexion of nature is only an induction. - "Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant", Edward Moore.
- Nor does that process of induction and deduction by which a lady, finding a stain of a peculiar kind on her dress, concludes that somebody has upset the inkstand thereon, differ in any way, in kind, from that by which Adams and Leverrier discovered a new planet." - "Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work", P. Chalmers Mitchell.
- By induction from the past, I supposed; and yet what amount of induction would suffice to show him the details of a forthcoming accident that was to happen to me through the agency of a wild beast with a peculiarly shaped horn? - "Child of Storm", H. Rider Haggard.