What does the word induction mean?

Usage examples for induction

  1. This is the principle of what is called " mathematical induction." – Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
  2. Of these, it is believed that 4, 000, at a conservative estimate, are criminally induced either through the agency of criminal abortionists or by self- induction, either of which is equally dangerous. – Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand by David G. McMillan Janet Fraser Sylvia G. Chapman Thomas F. Corkhill Tom L. Paget
  3. It means only that a good many people in Carlingford think me a villain, said Mr Wentworth: it is not a flattering idea; and it seems to me, I must say, an illogical induction from the facts of my life. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant