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induction

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1  —as in:
logical induction
Definition reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  • Although reasoning by induction is useful in practice, many argue that it is not as reliable as reasoning by deduction.
induction = reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • You will say that I was puzzled; but, if you think so, you must have misunderstood the nature of the inductions.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • If it was a question of a scare, my discovery on this occasion had scared me more than any other, and it was in the condition of nerves produced by it that I made my actual inductions.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • 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.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I have been fortunate enough to receive many honors and recognition during my life, but I hold four inductions to be the most important: the Latin American Hall of Fame in Laredo, Texas; the Tec de Monterrey Hall of Fame; the Mexican Baseball League Hall of Fame, and finally the Williamsport: Hall of Excellence, where I am the first Mexican to be so honored.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Plots have I laid, inductions dangerous, By drunken prophecies, libels, and dreams, To set my brother Clarence and the king In deadly hate the one against the other: And if King Edward be as true and just As I am subtle, false, and treacherous, This day should Clarence closely be mew'd up,— About a prophecy which says that G Of Edward's heirs the murderer shall be.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Life and Death of King Richard III

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2  —as in:
induction into the club
Definition admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
  • We were inducted into the honor society
inducted = admit ceremoniously into an organization or into an office or position
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • She smiled at me in a way that made me feel I was about to get Part Two of the beekeeper's induction, Part One being the sting.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • induction = admission (into an organization)
  • He'd been drafted. The induction date fell before the Flynn film would wrap, and Louie stood to earn a bonus if he stayed through the shoot.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • induction = admission (into an organization)
  • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
  • Based on these results he's inducted into the navy to help replace those lost at Pearl Harbor.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Her husband was being inducted, which was all the more reason for me to stick around, and if I was going to the hospital that meant I didn't want her.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • One will rise to Grand Master and they will induct a new sénéchal and share the secret of the keystone.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Papa talked him out of volunteering; Woody waited for the army to induct him.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • He was being inducted into a superior group, which deserved special privileges.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains

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3  —as in:
electromagnetic induction
Definition the transfer of electricity or heat from one object to another without the objects touching
  • Electromagnetic induction makes electric motors possible.
  • The wireless charger works through induction.
induction = the transfer of electricity or heat from one object to another without the objects touching

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