mathematical induction


noun


Nearby words

  1. math.,
  2. matha,
  3. mathematic,
  4. mathematical,
  5. mathematical expectation,
  6. mathematical logic,
  7. mathematical probability,
  8. mathematician,
  9. mathematics,
  10. mathematize

Origin of mathematical induction

First recorded in 1830–40

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Culture definitions for mathematical induction

mathematical induction

A method of proof in which a statement is proved for one step in a process, and it is shown that if the statement holds for that step, it holds for the next.

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