Meaning of INDUCTION in English


in ‧ duc ‧ tion AC /ɪnˈdʌkʃ ə n/ BrE AmE noun

1 . [uncountable and countable] the introduction of someone into a new job, company, official position etc, or the ceremony at which this is done

induction course/programme/period etc

a two-day induction course

Mrs Simpson is responsible for the induction of new library staff.

2 . [uncountable and countable] medical the process of making a woman give birth to her baby by giving her a special drug

3 . [uncountable] technical the production of electricity in one object by another that already has electrical or ↑ magnetic power

4 . [uncountable] technical a process of thought that uses known facts to produce general rules or principles ⇨ ↑ deduction

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.