- Also called Baconian method . any form of reasoning in which the conclusion, though supported by the premises, does not follow from them necessarily.
- the process of estimating the validity of observations of part of a class of facts as evidence for a proposition about the whole class.
- a conclusion reached by this process.
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Origin of induction
OTHER WORDS FROM inductionin·duc·tion·less, adjectivean·ti-in·duc·tion, adjectivepre·in·duc·tion, nounre·in·duc·tion, noun
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In establishing the minor points Burke has used arguments from sign, cause, example, and induction.
“All the other States are smaller than Texas” is a perfect induction, but it forms no basis for argument.
I have said that in this case the verification fulfils the conditions of an induction: but an induction of what sort?
An alleged fact, according to this theory, is not to be believed if it contradict a complete induction.
British Dictionary definitions for induction
- a process of reasoning, used esp in science, by which a general conclusion is drawn from a set of premises, based mainly on experience or experimental evidence. The conclusion goes beyond the information contained in the premises, and does not follow necessarily from them. Thus an inductive argument may be highly probable, yet lead from true premises to a false conclusion
- a conclusion reached by this process of reasoningCompare deduction (def. 4)
- a method of proving a proposition that all integers have a property, by first proving that 1 has the property and then that if the integer n has it so has n + 1
- the application of recursive rules
- a formal introduction or entry into an office or position
- (as modifier)induction course; induction period
Derived forms of inductioninductional, adjective
Medical definitions for induction
Scientific definitions for induction
- The process of deriving general principles from particular facts or instances.
- A conclusion reached by this process. See Note at deduction.
- The creation of a voltage difference across a conductive material (such as a coil of wire) by exposing it to a changing magnetic field. Induction is fundamental to hydroelectric power, in which water-powered turbines spin wire coils through strong magnetic fields. It is also the working principle underlying transformers and induction coils.
- The generation of an electric current in a conductor, such as a copper wire, by exposing it to the electric field of an electrically charged conductor.
- The building up of a net electric charge on a conductive material by separating its charge to create two oppositely charged regions, then bleeding off the charge from one region.
Cultural definitions for induction (1 of 2)
A process of reasoning that moves from specific instances to predict general principles. (Compare deduction.)