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The effect is similar in the case of induction between the two spirals.

She punishes abstractionists, and will only forgive an induction which is rare and casual.

It consists of an induction coil, put into action by a bichromate battery.

The current passes, by induction, from the primary to the secondary coil.

Induction is the method of proceeding from the particular to the general.

Surround him with true believers; and it all seems to act like an induction coil.

The rules of induction are general, but they depend on the subjects to which they are applied.

They seem at first to have been smoked, not during 'the induction.'

Induction is a scientific process with which Samuel Brohls are familiar.

To prove or disprove the induction, we must resort to deduction and experiment.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "advancement toward the grace of God;" also (c.1400) "formal installation of a clergyman," from Old French induction (14c.) or directly from Latin inductionem (nominative inductio) "a leading in, introduction," noun of action from past participle stem of inducere "to lead" (see induce).

As a term in logic (early 15c.) it is from Cicero's use of inductio to translate Greek epagoge "leading to" in Aristotle. Induction starts with known instances and arrives at generalizations; deduction starts from the general principle and arrives at some individual fact. As a term of science, c.1800; military service sense is from 1934, American English.

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