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 Kingdom

In 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 characteristic

In 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 observations

In 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 as inferential statistics

In physics:
* Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering
** 'Magnetic induction', see magnetic 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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  • induction — [ ɛ̃dyksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; « suggestion » 1290; lat. inductio 1 ♦ Opération mentale qui consiste à remonter des faits à la loi, de cas donnés (propositions inductrices) le plus souvent singuliers ou spéciaux, à une proposition plus générale. ⇒… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Induction — • Induction is the conscious mental process by which we pass from the perception of particular phenomena (things and events) to the knowledge of general truths Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Induction     Induction …   Catholic encyclopedia

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  • induction — (n.) late 14c., advancement toward the grace of God; also (c.1400) formal installation of a clergyman, from O.Fr. induction (14c.) or directly from L. inductionem (nom. inductio) a leading in, introduction, noun of action from pp. stem of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • induction — [n1] taking in, initiation consecration, draft, entrance, greetings, inaugural, inauguration, installation, instatement, institution, introduction, investiture, ordination, selection; concepts 320,384,685 Ant. blackballing, expulsion, rejection… …   New thesaurus

  • induction — Induction, Suasio, Inductus, huius inductus. L induction d une loy, Induire le cas d une loy à une autre, Ius translatitium. Bud …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • induction — [in duk′shən] n. [OFr < L inductio] 1. an inducting or being inducted; installation, initiation, etc. 2. Archaic an introduction; preface or prelude 3. an inducing, or bringing about 4. a bringing forward of separate facts or instances, esp.… …   English World dictionary

  • induction — induction. См. индукция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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