Meaning of INDUCTION
Pronunciation:   in'dukshun



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Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   A method of proving statements about wellordered sets. If S is a wellordered set with ordering "<", and we want to show that a property P holds for every element of S, it is sufficient to show that, for all s in S, IF for all t in S, t < s => P(t) THEN P(s) I.e. if P holds for anything less than s then it holds for s. In this case we say P is proved by induction. The most common instance of proof by induction is induction over the natural numbers where we prove that some property holds for n=0 and that if it holds for n, it holds for n+1. (In fact it is sufficient for "<" to be a wellfounded partial order on S, not necessarily a wellordering of S.) 

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