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induction
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The Da Vinci Code
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as in: induction into the club Define
admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
  • One will rise to Grand Master and they will induct a new sÚnÚchal and share the secret of the keystone.

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  • We were inducted into the honor society
  • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy

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as in: logical induction Define
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  • A word of five letters, Langdon thought, pondering the staggering number of ancient words that might be considered words of wisdom—selections from mystic chants, astrological prophecies, secret society inductions, Wicca incantations, Egyptian magic spells, pagan mantras—the list was endless.

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  • Although reasoning by induction is useful in practice, many argue that it is not as reliable as reasoning by deduction.

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  • The tasks became progressively harder until they culminated in a successful candidate’s induction as thirty-seconddegree Mason.

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as in: logical induction Define
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
as in: induction into the club Define
admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
as in: electromagnetic induction Define
the transfer of electricity or heat from one object to another without the objects touching
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