1. the act of inducting
  2. a formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service
  3. the generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field
  4. the derivation of general principles from specific instances
  5. A general proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific integer (usually 0 or 1) and showing that, if it is true for one integer then it must be true for the next.
  6. The use of rumors to twist and complicate the plot of a play or to narrate in a way that does not have to state truth nor fact within the play.
  7. In developmental biology, the development of a feature from part of a formerly homogenous field of cells in response to a morphogen whose source determines the feature's position and extent.
  8. an introduction

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. the act of inducing childbirth

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