What is induction?

  • (noun): An act that sets in motion some course of events.
    Synonyms: trigger, initiation
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on induction:

Audio Induction Loop
... Audio induction loop systems, also called audio-frequency induction loops (AFILs) or hearing loops, are an aid for the hard of hearing ... This article considers the history and theory of induction loops, and some practical considerations ...
Magnetic Shark Repellent - Induction
... When a shark swims through the Earth's magnetic field, electromagnetic induction – phenomena which generates an electric field as charged particles move ... The law of electromagnetic induction (Faraday's law of induction) states that induced electromotive force (EMF) is proportional to the rate of change of ...
Langlands Decomposition - Applications
... See also Parabolic induction A key application is in parabolic induction, which leads to the Langlands program if is a reductive algebraic group and is the Langlands decomposition of a parabolic subgroup P, then ...
Society Of The Holy Name - Membership Requirements - Induction
... Following the solemn promises, members receive the handbook and a blessed token of the Society (usually a lapel pin). ...
Induction - Technical Uses
... Inductive effect, the redistribution of electron density through molecular sigma bonds Induction period, the time interval between the initial cause and ... initiates or enhances) or inhibits the expression of an enzyme Induction (birth), induction of childbirth Asymmetric induction, the formation of one specific stereoisomer in the presence of a nearby chiral ... Electrostatic induction in physics Forced induction, with combustion engines, is the use of a gas compressor added to the air intake ...

More definitions of "induction":

  • (noun): A formal entry into an organization or position or office.
    Example: "He was ordered to report for induction into the army"
    Synonyms: initiation, installation
  • (noun): The process whereby changes in the current flow in a circuit produce magnetism or an EMF.
  • (noun): An electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current.
  • (noun): Stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors.
    Synonyms: evocation, elicitation
  • (noun): (physics) a property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it by a variation of current.
    Synonyms: inductance
  • (noun): The act of bringing about something (especially at an early time).
    Example: "The induction of an anesthetic state"

Famous quotes containing the word induction:

    One might get the impression that I recommend a new methodology which replaces induction by counterinduction and uses a multiplicity of theories, metaphysical views, fairy tales, instead of the customary pair theory/observation. This impression would certainly be mistaken. My intention is not to replace one set of general rules by another such set: my intention is rather to convince the reader that all methodologies, even the most obvious ones, have their limits.
    Paul Feyerabend (1924–1994)

    They relieve and recommend each other, and the sanity of society is a balance of a thousand insanities. She punishes abstractionists, and will only forgive an induction which is rare and casual.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)