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Induction may refer to:
- Rite of passage
- Introduction of an individual into a body such as the armed forces
- Formal introduction of a priest into possession of the position to which she or he has been presented and instituted
- Student orientation, an induction program for new students at Universities
- Teacher induction, the support and guidance provided to novice educators in the early stages of their careers
- Induction (teachers), the period of one year following qualification as a teacher in the United Kingdom
- Induction (play), an opening scene in a play, notably used in early English plays
In biology and chemistry:
- Inductive effect, the redistribution of electron density through molecular sigma bonds
- Induction period, the time interval between the initial cause and the appearance of the first measurable effect
- Regulation of gene expression, the means by which a gene product is either induced or inhibited
- Induction (birth), induction of childbirth
- Induced stem cells
- Asymmetric induction, the formation of one specific stereoisomer in the presence of a nearby chiral center
- Inductive reasoning aptitude, an aptitude or personality characteristic
- Cellular differentiation
- Enzyme induction and inhibition
- Mathematical induction, a method of proof in the field of mathematics
- Structural induction, a generalization of mathematical induction
- Statistical induction, also known as statistical inference
- Induced representation, in representation theory, an operation for obtaining a representation of an object from one of its subobjects
- Parabolic induction, a method of constructing group representations of a reductive group from representations of its parabolic subgroups
In philosophy, logic, and computer science:
- Inductive reasoning, in standard logic an argument is inductive if it's intended to be strong rather than valid.
- Inductive reasoning, in science the term "induction" is commonly used to describe inferences from particular cases to the general case, or from a finite sample of data to a generalization about a whole population.
- Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering
- Electrostatic induction in physics and engineering
- Forced induction, with combustion engines, the use of a gas compressor added to the air intake
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