inducement

[ in-doos-muhnt, -dyoos- ]
/ ɪnˈdus mənt, -ˈdyus- /

noun

the act of inducing.
the state of being induced.
something that induces, motivates, or persuades; incentive.

Nearby words

  1. induced emission,
  2. induced enzyme,
  3. induced hypotension,
  4. induced radioactivity,
  5. induced reaction,
  6. inducer,
  7. inducible enzyme,
  8. inducive,
  9. induct,
  10. inductance

Origin of inducement

First recorded in 1585–95; induce + -ment

Related formspre·in·duce·ment, nounre·in·duce·ment, noun

Synonym study

3. See motive.

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British Dictionary definitions for inducement

inducement

/ (ɪnˈdjuːsmənt) /

noun

the act of inducing
a means of inducing; persuasion; incentive
law (in pleading) the introductory part that leads up to and explains the matter in dispute
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Word Origin and History for inducement

inducement

n.

1590s, "that which induces," from induce + -ment.

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