Meaning of INDUCTION in English


In logic , a type of nonvalid inference or argument in which the premises provide some reason for believing that the conclusion is true.

Typical forms of inductive argument include reasoning from a part to a whole, from the particular to the general, and from a sample to an entire population. Induction is traditionally contrasted with deduction . Many of the problems of inductive logic, including what is known as the problem of induction , have been treated in studies of the methodology of the natural sciences. See also science ; scientific method .


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electromagnetic induction

electrostatic induction

induction problem of

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