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Meaning of INDUCEMENT

Pronunciation:  in'doosmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  act of bringing about a desired result; "inducement of sleep"
  2. [n]  a positive motivational influence
 

INDUCEMENT is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: incentive, inducing, motivator
 
 Antonyms: deterrence, disincentive
 
 See Also: causation, causing, dynamic, moral force, rational motive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*duce"ment\, n. [From {Induce}.]
1. The act of inducing, or the state of being induced.

2. That which induces; a motive or consideration that leads
   one to action or induces one to act; as, reward is an
   inducement to toil. ``Mark the inducement.'' --Shak.

3. (Law) Matter stated by way of explanatory preamble or
   introduction to the main allegations of a pleading; a
   leading to.

Syn: Motive; reason; influence. See {Motive}.

 
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