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induction

in·duc·tion

induction

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn duhk shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of inducing.
definition 2: the generation of an electric charge, electromotive force, or magnetism by a body with electric or magnetic properties in a nearby body without direct contact.
definition 3: the act, process, or result of deriving general principles from particular facts or examples. (Cf. deduction.)
After hearing many sentences in the past tense, she formulated the past tense rule in Swedish by induction.
derivation: inductionless (adj.)