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inducement
  • n  a positive motivational influence
  • n  act of bringing about a desired result
    inducement of sleep
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inducer
  • n  an agent capable of activating specific genes
  • n  someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
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inducing
  • n  act of bringing about a desired result
  • v  cause to arise
  • v  cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner
  • v  cause to occur rapidly
  • v  reason or establish by induction
  • v  produce electric current by electrostatic or magnetic processes
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inductance
  • n  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
  • n  an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
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inductance_unit
  • n  a measure of the property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it
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inductee
  • n  a person inducted into an organization or social group
    Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth were 1936 inductees in the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • n  someone who is drafted into military service
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induction
  • n  a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    he was ordered to report for induction into the army
  • n  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
  • n  reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
  • n  stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors
  • n  the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time)
    the induction of an anesthetic state
  • n  an act that sets in motion some course of events
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induction_accelerator
  • n  accelerates a continuous beam of electrons to high speeds by means of the electric field produced by changing magnetic flux
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induction_coil
  • n  a coil for producing a high voltage from a low-voltage source
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induction_heating
  • n  the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
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induction_of_labor
  • n  (obstetrics) inducing the childbirth process artificially by administering oxytocin or by puncturing the amniotic sac
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inductive_reasoning
  • n  reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
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inductor
  • n  an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
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indulgence
  • n  an inability to resist the gratification of whims and desires
  • n  a disposition to yield to the wishes of someone
    too much indulgence spoils a child
  • n  the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  • n  foolish or senseless behavior
  • n  the remission by the pope of the temporal punishment in purgatory that is still due for sins even after absolution
    in the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse
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indulging
  • n  the act of indulging or gratifying a desire
  • v  give free rein to
  • v  yield (to); give satisfaction to
  • v  enjoy to excess
  • v  treat with excessive indulgence
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indument
  • n  a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
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indumentum
  • n  a covering of fine hairs (or sometimes scales) as on a leaf or insect
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induration
  • n  any pathological hardening or thickening of tissue
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