induction

After a baseball player's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, his name remains on the wall there for life. Induction is something that begins a process or a series of events.

In college, you rush a fraternity, become a pledge, and then receive a pin at the induction ceremony. The word has a meaning in an electrical context as well. When two wires touch each other, they conduct electricity. When the current passes wirelessly between two conductors, it's called induction.

Primary Meanings of induction

1.
n
the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
2.
n
reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
3.
n
an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
4.
n
stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
Full Definitions of induction
1

n the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)

“the induction of an anesthetic state”
Types:
induction of labor
(obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
hypnogenesis
the induction of sleep or hypnosis
Type of:
debut, entry, first appearance, introduction, launching, unveiling
the act of beginning something new

n a formal entry into an organization or position or office

“he was ordered to report for induction into the army”
Synonyms:
initiation, installation
Types:
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inaugural, inauguration
the ceremonial induction into a position
coronation, enthronement, enthronisation, enthronization, investiture
the ceremony of installing a new monarch
bar mitzvah
(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
bas mitzvah, bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah
(Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility
Type of:
ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance
a formal event performed on a special occasion

n an act that sets in motion some course of events

Synonyms:
initiation, trigger
Types:
fomentation, instigation
deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)
Type of:
causation, causing
the act of causing something to happen
2

n reasoning from detailed facts to general principles

Synonyms:
generalisation, generalization, inductive reasoning
Type of:
colligation
the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis
3

n an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

Synonyms:
inductance
Types:
mutual induction
generation of electromotive forces in each other by two adjacent circuits
self-induction
generation of an electromotive force (EMF) in a circuit by changing the current in that circuit; usually measured in henries
Type of:
electrical phenomenon
a physical phenomenon involving electricity
4

n stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors

Synonyms:
elicitation, evocation
Type of:
input, stimulant, stimulation, stimulus
any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

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