induction Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"induction" in British English

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uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌk.ʃən/

induction noun (INTRODUCTION)

[C or U] an ​occasion when someone is ​formallyintroduced into a new ​job or ​organization, ​especially through a ​specialceremony: Their induction into the ​church took ​place in ​June. Her induction ascouncillor took ​place in the ​townhall. 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 ​generalprinciple from a set of ​facts

induction noun (ELECTRICITY)

[U] specialized physics an ​occasion when ​electricalpower goes from one ​object to another without the ​objectstouching: an induction ​coil/​motor
(Definition of induction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"induction" in American English

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physics /ɪnˈdʌk·ʃən/ [U] the ​process of ​establishing an ​electricalcurrent in an ​object by ​placing it near another ​object that has ​current in it
 us   /ɪnˈdʌk·ʃən/ [C/U] the ​act or ​process of ​introducing someone ​formally or with a ​specialceremony to an ​organization or ​group: [U] She is being ​considered for induction into the Soccer Hall of Fame.
(Definition of induction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"induction" in Business English

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uk   us   /ɪnˈdʌkʃən/ HR, WORKPLACE
[C or U] UK a ​period of ​training during which a new ​employee learns about the ​company they are ​working for and the ​job they will be doing: New ​employees undergo a two-week induction.induction into sth It is vital that the Managing Director is given a proper induction into his new ​job. an induction ​course/​programme induction ​training an induction day/​period
[C] (also induction ceremony) a ceremony in which someone is ​formallyintroduced into a ​place of ​work or an ​organization: The ​CEO will ​introduce her at her induction. an induction speech
(Definition of induction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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