[in-doos, -dyoos] /ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus/
verb (used with object), induced, inducing.
to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind:
to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.
to bring about, produce, or cause:
That medicine will induce sleep.
Physics. to produce (an electric current) by .
Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class of phenomena) on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts.
Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system; derepress.
Biochemistry. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, especially an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.
(often foll by an infinitive) to persuade or use influence on
to cause or bring about
(med) to initiate or hasten (labour), as by administering a drug to stimulate uterine contractions
(logic, obsolete) to assert or establish (a general proposition, hypothesis, etc) by induction
to produce (an electromotive force or electrical current) by induction
to transmit (magnetism) by induction
late 14c., “to lead by persuasions or other influences,” from Latin inducere “lead into, bring in, introduce, conduct, persuade,” from in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Meaning “to bring about,” of concrete situations, etc., is from early 15c.; sense of “to infer by reasoning” is from 1560s. Electro-magnetic sense first recorded 1777. Related: Induced; inducing.
induce in·duce (ĭn-dōōs’, -dyōōs’)
v. in·duced, in·duc·ing, in·duc·es
[in-doos, -dyoos] /ɪnˈdus, -ˈdyus/ verb (used with object), induced, inducing. 1. to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket. 2. to bring about, produce, or cause: That medicine will induce sleep. 3. Physics. to produce (an electric current) […]
- Inducible enzyme
inducible enzyme in·duc·i·ble enzyme (ĭn-dōō’sə-bəl, -dyōō’-) n. An enzyme that is normally present in minute quantities within a cell, but whose concentration increases dramatically when a substrate compound is added.
[in-duhkt] /ɪnˈdʌkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., especially with formal ceremonies: The committee inducted her as president. 2. to introduce, especially to something requiring special knowledge or experience; initiate (usually followed by to or into): They inducted him into the mystic rites of the order. 3. to […]
[in-duhk-tuh ns] /ɪnˈdʌk təns/ noun, Electricity. 1. that property of a circuit by which a change in current , by , an electromotive force. Symbol: L. Compare , , . 2. (def 1). /ɪnˈdʌktəns/ noun 1. Also called induction. the property of an electric circuit as a result of which an electromotive force is created […]