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  10  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Induction  \In*duc"tion\,  n.  [L.  inductio:  cf  F.  induction.  See 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  inducting  or  bringing  in 
  introduction;  entrance;  beginning;  commencement. 
  I  know  not  you  nor  am  I  well  pleased  to  make  this 
  time,  as  the  affair  now  stands,  the  induction  of 
  your  acquaintance.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
  These  promises  are  fair,  the  parties  sure  And  our 
  induction  dull  of  prosperous  hope.  --Shak. 
  2.  An  introduction  or  introductory  scene,  as  to  a  play;  a 
  preface;  a  prologue.  [Obs.] 
  This  is  but  an  induction:  I  will  d?aw  The  curtains 
  of  the  tragedy  hereafter.  --Massinger. 
  3.  (Philos.)  The  act  or  process  of  reasoning  from  a  part  to  a 
  whole,  from  particulars  to  generals,  or  from  the 
  individual  to  the  universal;  also  the  result  or  inference 
  so  reached. 
  Induction  is  an  inference  drawn  from  all  the 
  particulars.  --Sir  W. 
  Induction  is  the  process  by  which  we  conclude  that 
  what  is  true  of  certain  individuals  of  a  class,  is 
  true  of  the  whole  class,  or  that  what  is  true  at 
  certain  times  will  be  true  in  similar  circumstances 
  at  all  times.  --J.  S.  Mill. 
  4.  The  introduction  of  a  clergyman  into  a  benefice,  or  of  an 
  official  into  a  office,  with  appropriate  acts  or 
  ceremonies;  the  giving  actual  possession  of  an 
  ecclesiastical  living  or  its  temporalities. 
  5.  (Math.)  A  process  of  demonstration  in  which  a  general 
  truth  is  gathered  from  an  examination  of  particular  cases, 
  one  of  which  is  known  to  be  true,  the  examination  being  so 
  conducted  that  each  case  is  made  to  depend  on  the 
  preceding  one  --  called  also  {successive  induction}. 
  6.  (Physics)  The  property  by  which  one  body,  having 
  electrical  or  magnetic  polarity,  causes  or  induces  it  in 
  another  body  without  direct  contact  an  impress  of 
  electrical  or  magnetic  force  or  condition  from  one  body  on 
  another  without  actual  contact 
  {Electro-dynamic  induction},  the  action  by  which  a  variable 
  or  interrupted  current  of  electricity  excites  another 
  current  in  a  neighboring  conductor  forming  a  closed 
  {Electro-magnetic  induction},  the  influence  by  which  an 
  electric  current  produces  magnetic  polarity  in  certain 
  bodies  near  or  around  which  it  passes. 
  {Electro-static  induction},  the  action  by  which  a  body 
  possessing  a  charge  of  statical  electricity  develops  a 
  charge  of  statical  electricity  of  the  opposite  character 
  in  a  neighboring  body. 
  {Induction  coil},  an  apparatus  producing  induced  currents  of 
  great  intensity.  It  consists  of  a  coil  or  helix  of  stout 
  insulated  copper  wire,  surrounded  by  another  coil  of  very 
  fine  insulated  wire,  in  which  a  momentary  current  is 
  induced,  when  a  current  (as  from  a  voltaic  battery), 
  passing  through  the  inner  coil,  is  made  broken,  or 
  varied.  The  inner  coil  has  within  it  a  core  of  soft  iron, 
  and  is  connected  at  its  terminals  with  a  condenser;  -- 
  called  also  {inductorium},  and  {Ruhmkorff's  coil}. 
  {Induction  pipe},  {port},  or  {valve},  a  pipe,  passageway,  or 
  valve,  for  leading  or  admitting  a  fluid  to  a  receiver,  as 
  steam  to  an  engine  cylinder,  or  water  to  a  pump. 
  {Magnetic  induction},  the  action  by  which  magnetic  polarity 
  is  developed  in  a  body  susceptible  to  magnetic  effects 
  when  brought  under  the  influence  of  a  magnet. 
  {Magneto-electric  induction},  the  influence  by  which  a  magnet 
  excites  electric  currents  in  closed  circuits. 
  {Logical  induction},  (Philos.),  an  act  or  method  of  reasoning 
  from  all  the  parts  separately  to  the  whole  which  they 
  constitute,  or  into  which  they  may  be  united  collectively; 
  the  operation  of  discovering  and  proving  general 
  propositions;  the  scientific  method. 
  {Philosophical  induction},  the  inference,  or  the  act  of 
  inferring,  that  what  has  been  observed  or  established  in 
  respect  to  a  part  individual,  or  species,  may  on  the 
  ground  of  analogy,  be  affirmed  or  received  of  the  whole  to 
  which  it  belongs.  This  last  is  the  inductive  method  of 
  Bacon.  It  ascends  from  the  parts  to  the  whole,  and  forms, 
  from  the  general  analogy  of  nature,  or  special 
  presumptions  in  the  case,  conclusions  which  have  greater 
  or  less  degrees  of  force,  and  which  may  be  strengthened  or 
  weakened  by  subsequent  experience  and  experiment.  It 
  relates  to  actual  existences,  as  in  physical  science  or 
  the  concerns  of  life.  Logical  induction  is  founded  on  the 
  necessary  laws  of  thought;  philosophical  induction,  on  the 
  interpretation  of  the  indications  or  analogy  of  nature. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  n.  [AS.  port,  L.  portus:  cf  F.  port.  See  {Farm}, 
  v.,  {Ford},  and  1st,  3d,  &  4h  {Port}.] 
  1.  A  place  where  ships  may  ride  secure  from  storms;  a 
  sheltered  inlet,  bay,  or  cove;  a  harbor;  a  haven.  Used 
  also  figuratively. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  n.  [F.  porte,  L.  porta,  akin  to  portus;  cf  AS 
  porte,  fr  L.  porta.  See  {Port}  a  harbor,  and  cf  {Porte}.] 
  1.  A  passageway;  an  opening  or  entrance  to  an  inclosed  place 
  a  gate;  a  door;  a  portal.  [Archaic] 
  Him  I  accuse  The  city  ports  by  this  hath  entered. 
  Form  their  ivory  port  the  cherubim  Forth  issuing. 
  2.  (Naut.)  An  opening  in  the  side  of  a  vessel;  an  embrasure 
  through  which  cannon  may  be  discharged;  a  porthole;  also 
  the  shutters  which  close  such  an  opening. 
  Her  ports  being  within  sixteen  inches  of  the  water. 
  --Sir  W. 
  3.  (Mach.)  A  passageway  in  a  machine,  through  which  a  fluid, 
  as  steam,  water,  etc.,  may  pass,  as  from  a  valve  to  the 
  interior  of  the  cylinder  of  a  steam  engine;  an  opening  in 
  a  valve  seat,  or  valve  face. 
  {Air  port},  {Bridle  port},  etc  See  under  {Air},  {Bridle}, 
  {Port  bar}  (Naut.),  a  bar  to  secure  the  ports  of  a  ship  in  a 
  {Port  lid}  (Naut.),  a  lid  or  hanging  for  closing  the 
  portholes  of  a  vessel. 
  {Steam  port},  &  {Exhaust  port}  (Steam  Engine),  the  ports  of 
  the  cylinder  communicating  with  the  valve  or  valves,  for 
  the  entrance  or  exit  of  the  steam,  respectively. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  n.  [From  Oporto,  in  Portugal,  i.  e.,  ?  porto  the 
  port,  L.  portus.  See  {Port}  harbor.] 
  A  dark  red  or  purple  astringent  wine  made  in  Portugal.  It 
  contains  a  large  percentage  of  alcohol. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  v.  t.  (Naut.) 
  To  turn  or  put  to  the  left  or  larboard  side  of  a  ship;  -- 
  said  of  the  helm,  and  used  chiefly  in  the  imperative,  as  a 
  command;  as  port  your  helm. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ported};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Porting}.]  [F.  porter,  L.  portare  to  carry.  See  {Port} 
  1.  To  carry;  to  bear;  to  transport.  [Obs.] 
  They  are  easily  ported  by  boat  into  other  shires. 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  throw,  as  a  musket,  diagonally  across  the  body, 
  with  the  lock  in  front,  the  right  hand  grasping  the  small 
  of  the  stock,  and  the  barrel  sloping  upward  and  crossing 
  the  point  of  the  left  shoulder;  as  to  port  arms. 
  Began  to  hem  him  round  with  ported  spears.  --Milton. 
  {Port  arms},  a  position  in  the  manual  of  arms,  executed  as 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  n.  [F.  port,  fr  porter  to  carry,  L.  portare,  prob. 
  akin  to  E.  fare,  v.  See  {Port}  harbor,  and  cf  {Comport}, 
  {Export},  {Sport}.] 
  The  manner  in  which  a  person  bears  himself;  deportment; 
  carriage;  bearing;  demeanor;  hence  manner  or  style  of 
  living;  as  a  proud  port.  --Spenser. 
  And  of  his  port  as  meek  as  is  a  maid.  --Chaucer. 
  The  necessities  of  pomp,  grandeur,  and  a  suitable  port 
  in  the  world.  --South. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Port  \Port\,  n.  [Etymology  uncertain.]  (Naut.) 
  The  larboard  or  left  side  of  a  ship  (looking  from  the  stern 
  toward  the  bow);  as  a  vessel  heels  to  port.  See  {Note}  under 
  {Larboard}.  Also  used  adjectively. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  on  the  left-hand  side  of  a  vessel  or  aircraft  when  facing 
  forward;  "the  port  side"  [syn:  {larboard},  {left}] 
  [ant:  {starboard}] 
  n  1:  a  place  (seaport  or  airport)  where  people  and  merchandise 
  can  enter  or  leave  a  country 
  2:  sweet  dark-red  dessert  wine  originally  from  Portugal  [syn:  {port 
  3:  an  opening  (in  a  wall  or  ship  or  armored  vehicle)  for  firing 
  through  [syn:  {embrasure},  {porthole}] 
  4:  the  left  side  of  a  ship  or  aircraft  to  someone  facing  the 
  bow  or  nose  [syn:  {larboard}]  [ant:  {starboard}] 
  5:  (computer  science)  hardware  and  associated  circuitry  that 
  links  one  device  with  another  (especially  a  computer  and  a 
  hard  disk  drive  or  other  peripherals)  [syn:  {interface}] 
  v  :  carry  diagonally  across  the  body;  "port  a  canoe";  "port  a 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    A  logical  channel  or  channel  endpoint  in  a 
  communications  system.  The  {Transmission  Control  Protocol} 
  and  {User  Datagram  Protocol}  {transport  layer}  protocols  used 
  on  {Ethernet}  use  port  numbers  to  distinguish  between 
  demultiplex  different  logical  channels  on  the  same  {network 
  interface}  on  the  same  computer. 
  Each  {application  program}  has  a  unique  port  number  associated 
  with  it  defined  in  /etc/services  or  the  {Network  Information 
  Service}  services"  database.  Some  {protocols},  e.g.  {telnet} 
  and  {HTTP}  (which  is  actually  a  special  form  of  telnet)  have 
  default  ports  specified  as  above  but  can  use  other  ports  as 
  2.  system,  programming>  To  translate  {software}  to 
  run  on  a  different  system  or  the  results  of  doing  so  See 
  3.    An  {imperative}  language  descended  from  {Zed} 
  from  {Waterloo  Microsystems}  (now  {Hayes}  Canada)  ca  1979. 
  ["Port  Language"  document  in  the  Waterloo  Port  Development 

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