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noun

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## Origin of mathematical induction

First recorded in 1830–40

## Words nearby mathematical induction

matey, mat grass, math, mathematical, mathematical expectation, mathematical induction, mathematical logic, mathematical probability, mathematician, mathematics, mathematize

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## Cultural 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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