Induction vs Induce - What's the difference?

induction | induce |

As a noun induction

is an act of inducting.

As a verb induce is

to lead by persuasion or influence; incite.




(en noun)
  • An act of inducting.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • I know not you; nor am I well pleased to make this time, as the affair now stands, the induction of your acquaintance.
  • * Shakespeare
  • These promises are fair, the parties sure, / And our induction full of prosperous hope.
  • # A formal ceremony in which a person is appointed to an office or into military service.
  • An act of inducing.
  • *
  • # (physics) Generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field.
  • # (logic) Derivation of general principles from specific instances.
  • # (mathematics) A method of proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific case (often an integer; usually 0 or 1) and showing that, if it is true for one case then it must be true for the next.
  • # (theater) 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.
  • # (biology) 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.
  • (lb) The process of inducing the birth process.
  • (obsolete) An introduction.
  • * Massinger
  • This is but an induction : I will daw / The curtains of the tragedy hereafter.

    Derived terms

    * induction axiom * induction circuit * induction coil * induction cooker * induction cooking * induction cut * induction flowmeter * induction furnace * induction heating * induction loop * induction motor * induction period * induction programme * induction range * induction therapy * induction training * induction variable * induction welding * mathematical induction




  • To lead by persuasion or influence; incite.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.}}
  • To cause, bring about, lead to.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 20, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992) , passage=A mere glance at the plot descriptions of the show’s fourth season is enough to induce Pavlovian giggle fits and shivers of joy. }}
  • (physics) To cause or produce (electric current or a magnetic state) by a physical process of induction.
  • (logic) To infer by induction.
  • (obsolete) To lead in, bring in, introduce.
  • (obsolete) To draw on, place upon.
  • Synonyms

    * (to cause) bring about, instigate, prompt, stimulate, trigger, provoke


    * (logic) deduce




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