[ self-in-duhk-shuhn ]

  1. the process by which an electromotive force is induced in a circuit by a varying current in that circuit.

Origin of self-induction

First recorded in 1870–75

Words Nearby self-induction Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-induction in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for self-induction


  1. the production of an electromotive force in a circuit when the magnetic flux linked with the circuit changes as a result of a change in current in the same circuit: See also self-inductance Compare mutual induction

Derived forms of self-induction

  • self-inductive, adjective

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