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induction coil a transformer for converting an interrupted low-voltage direct current to an intermittent high-voltage alternating current, as in some automotive ignitions.
induction heating the induction of an electric current, through the application of an alternating magnetic field, to heat a conducting material.
inductive of, pertaining to, or using electrical or magnetic induction. [4 definitions]
inductor a device that generates an electromotive force in an electric circuit by electromagnetic induction; coil. [2 definitions]
indulge to yield to or gratify a desire, appetite, or whim (usu. fol. by "in"). [3 definitions]
indulgence the act of indulging. [5 definitions]
indulgent indulging or being inclined to indulge others' wishes rather than declining them, or rather than enforcing discipline or strictness in general. [2 definitions]
in duplicate in two identical copies.
indurate to make hard in texture; harden. [6 definitions]
induration the act or process of indurating. [4 definitions]
Indus River a major river of southern Asia that begins in Tibet and flows through Kashmir and Pakistan before entering the Arabian Sea.
industrial of or pertaining to the production of goods and services by industry. [5 definitions]
industrial arts (used with a sing. verb) a course of study in a secondary or technical school that trains students to work with industrial tools and machinery.
industrialism economic or social organization based on mechanized industry.
industrialist one who owns or manages an industrial business; manufacturer.
industrialize to introduce industry into (a country, region, or the like); make industrial. [2 definitions]
industrial park a tract of land provided with the public utilities, zoning regulations, and the like required by, and designed to attract, industry.
industrial relations the dealings between industrial employers and their labor force and the public, esp. the methods and regulations thereof.
industrial revolution (often cap.) a complex of economic and social changes caused by the shift of production from hand or physical labor at home or in small workshops to mechanized systems in large factories, as in the weaving of textiles, esp. in England in the eighteenth century.
industrial union a labor union that represents the workers in an entire industry rather than only those engaged in one craft or a related group of crafts.
industrious actively productive; hard-working.