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induction

noun uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌk.ʃən/

induction noun (INTRODUCTION)

[C or U] an occasion when someone is formally introduced into a new job or organization, especially through a special ceremony: Their induction into the church took place in June. Her induction as councillor took place in the town hall. an induction course/program/ceremony

induction noun (CAUSING)

[U] formal the act of causing an event or process to happen: the induction of labour

induction noun (THINKING)

[U] specialized social sciences the process of discovering a general principle from a set of facts

induction noun (ELECTRICITY)

[U] specialized physics an occasion when electrical power goes from one object to another without the objects touching: an induction coil/motor
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