- Induction
**Most common meanings***

Inductive reasoning , used in science and the scientific method

*Mathematical induction , a method of proof in the field of mathematics

*Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering**Other articles***

Induction (play) , an opening scene in a play, notably used in early English plays

*Rite of passage

**Orientation week , an induction program for new students at Universities

**Teacher induction , the support and guidance provided to novice educators in the early stages of their careers

**Induction (teachers) , the period of one year following qualification as a teacher in the United KingdomIn

**biology and chemistry**:

*Induction (biology) is the initiation or cause of a change or process in developmental biology

* Induction period - the time interval between the initial cause and the appearance of the first measurable effect

*Enzyme induction and inhibition is a process in which a molecule (e.g. a drug) induces (i.e. initiates or enhances) or inhibits the expression of an enzyme

*Induction (birth) , induction of childbirth

*asymmetric induction is the formation of one specific stereoisomer in the presence of a nearby chiral center*

Inductive reasoning aptitude , an aptitude or personality characteristicIn

**philosophy**,**logic**, and**computer science**:

*Inductive reasoning , used in science and the scientific method

*Backward induction in game theory and economics

*Concept learning is the induction of a concept (category) from observationsIn

**mathematics**:

*Mathematical induction , a method of proof in the field of mathematics

**Strong induction , or Complete induction, a variant of mathematical induction

**Transfinite induction , a kind of mathematical induction

**∈-induction , a kind of transfinite induction

*Structural induction , a generalization of mathematical induction

* 'Statistical induction', also known asinferential statistics In

**physics**:

*Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering

** 'Magnetic induction', seemagnetic field

**Electrostatic induction

**Radio frequency induction

**Induction heating

***Induction cooker uses induction heating for cooking.

***Induction sealing

***Induction forging pre-heating of metals prior to deformation using a press or hammer

***Induction hardening heat treatment in which a metal part is heated by induction heating and then quenched*

forced induction , with combustion engines, is the use of a gas compressor added to the air intake

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