[ in-duhkt ]
/ ɪnˈdʌkt /

verb (used with object)

to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., especially with formal ceremonies: The committee inducted her as president.
to introduce, especially to something requiring special knowledge or experience; initiate (usually followed by to or into): They inducted him into the mystic rites of the order.
to take (a draftee) into military service; draft.
to bring in as a member: to induct a person into a new profession.

Origin of induct

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inductus past participle of indūcere, equivalent to induc- (see induce) + -tus past participle suffix


re·in·duct, verb (used with object)un·in·duct·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for induct

/ (ɪnˈdʌkt) /

verb (tr)

to bring in formally or install in an office, place, etc; invest
(foll by to or into) to initiate in knowledge (of)
US to enlist for military service; conscript
physics another word for induce (def. 5), induce (def. 6)

Word Origin for induct

C14: from Latin inductus led in, past participle of indūcere to introduce; see induce
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Medical definitions for induct

[ ĭn-dŭkt ]


To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.
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