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Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The creation of a voltage by changing the magnetic flux such that the amount of voltage induced is directly proportional to the rate of change of the magnetic flux according to Faraday's or...

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Induction

Brett K. Hayes and Evan Heit.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Psychology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Psychology. 11516 words.

This chapter examines recent empirical research and theoretical accounts of inductive reasoning. The first section focuses on property induction between categories. Key phenomena are...

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in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 17 words.

A change in the state of a body produced by a field. See electromagnetic induction; inductance.

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Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 17 words.

A change in the state of a body produced by a field. See electromagnetic induction; inductance.

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Induction

Jr. Henry E. Kyburg.

in Science & Reason

February 1991; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Science. 6484 words.

Induction is the inference from a sample to a population, regardless of the possible existence of exceptions. Induction is used in the practice of science and engineering based on knowledge...

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Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

An older word for the prologue or introduction to a work. The introductory episode of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, for example, is called the induction.

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induction

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 17 words.

The flow of the air/fuel mixture into an engine, either through natural aspiration or forced induction.

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induction

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 116 words.

The inverse of deduction. Induction begins from particular observations from which empirical generalizations are made. These generalizations then form

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Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 116 words.

The inverse of *deduction. Induction begins from particular observations from which empirical generalizations are made. These generalizations then

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induction

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 85 words.

n. 1. (in obstetrics) the starting of labour by artificial means. Medical induction is carried out using such drugs as

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induction

Michael Cohen.

in The Oxford Companion to Philosophy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Philosophy. 635 words.

Induction has traditionally been defined as the inference from particular to general. More generally an inductive inference can be characterized

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