induction induction  /ɪn ˈdək ʃən/


  1. (n) a formal entry into an organization or position or office
  2. (n) an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
  3. (n) reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  4. (n) stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
  5. (n) the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
  6. (n) an act that sets in motion some course of events


  1. Stick your hand into a powerful electric induction coil.
  2. After that ruling, Seeger was summoned to an Army induction center in New York City.
  3. He invented dynamos, transformers, induction coils, condensers, arc and incandescent lamps.


  1. Leominster Football Hall of Fame announces inductees

    LEOMINSTER -- The Leominster Football Hall of Fame selection committee announced this year's slate of inductees Thursday including the entire 1978 team. The induction ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Nov. 23. The festivities are being expanded this year to include a "Pregame Huddle" at the Knights of Columbus the day before. The setting for the pregame huddle will ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

  2. Good News: Women at Salvation Army enjoying their new family room

    Good News items include induction into OCS Hall of Fame, a newly decorated room at Salvation Army, appointment to Coast Guard Academy and agency donations.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Florida Times-Union

  3. Basketball star’s hall induction revoked

    BANGOR (AP) — The Maine Sports Hall of Fame has revoked the induction of a former college basketball star following his conviction on a child pornography charge. read more
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Times Record


  1. "I congratulate Cal Ripken Jr. and Tony Gwynn for their induction to the Hall of Fame because they were great ballplayers," Bonds said Wednesday in the Dominican Republic. "But I also think McGwire and Pete Rose should be in Cooperstown."
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Barry Bonds Source:

  2. "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Don't I have the numbers to be inducted?," said Sosa, who presently serves the Dominican government as Special Ambassador For Investment Opportunities.
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Sammy Sosa Source: Baseball Time in Arlington

  3. "Using near-infrared light for the induction of hyperthermia is particularly attractive because living tissues do not strongly absorb radiation in this range. Once the carbon nanotubes have bound to the tumor cells, an external source of...
    on Jun 17, 2008 By: Ellen Vitetta Source: (blog)

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