|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|2.||to cause or bring about|
|3.||med to initiate or hasten (labour), as by administering a drug to stimulate uterine contractions|
|4.||obsolete logic to assert or establish (a general proposition, hypothesis, etc) by induction|
|5.||to produce (an electromotive force or electrical current) by induction|
|6.||to transmit (magnetism) by induction|
|[C14: from Latin indūcere to lead in, from dūcere to lead]|
induce in·duce (ĭn-d&oomacr;s', -dy&oomacr;s')
v. in·duced, in·duc·ing, in·duc·es
To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.
To initiate or increase the production of an enzyme or other protein at the level of genetic transcription.
To produce an electric current or a magnetic charge by induction.