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induction

noun
     
in‧duc‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable]SSO the introduction of someone into a new job, company, official position etc, or the ceremony at which this is done
induction course/programme/period etc
a two-day induction course
Mrs Simpson is responsible for the induction of new library staff.
2 [uncountable and countable] medicalMB the process of making a woman give birth to her baby by giving her a special drug
3 [uncountable] technicalTPE the production of electricity in one object by another that already has electrical or magnetic power
4 [uncountable] technicalRP a process of thought that uses known facts to produce general rules or principles deduction

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