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induction

  
  ( inductions    plural  )
1       n-var   Induction is a procedure or ceremony for introducing someone to a new job, organization, or way of life.  
oft with poss, N to/into n  
...an induction course for new members.     
2       n-uncount   Induction is a method of reasoning in which you use individual ideas or facts to give you a general rule or conclusion.  
FORMAL  
3   
    induce  
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induction

  
1    inauguration, initiation, installation, institution, introduction, investiture  
2    conclusion, generalization, inference  

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adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
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