Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Induction; more loosely, in rhetoric, proof by example; argumentation from a similar case or cases, or by contrast with dissimilar cases; rhetorical induction.
  • noun [capitalized] [NL.] In entomology, a genus of lepidopterous insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Logic) The adducing of particular examples so as to lead to a universal conclusion; the argument by induction.

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  • noun logic The adducing of particular examples so as to lead to a universal conclusion; the argument by induction.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek a bringing in. See epact.

Examples

  • In some cases, the premises have no authority aside from the partner's agreement; in others, Socrates provides an argument for premises, usually in the form of an epagoge, a general inference from a set of examples.

    Plato's Shorter Ethical Works

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