• WordNet 3.6
    • n inducer someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on
    • n inducer an agent capable of activating specific genes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Idiana it is illegal to sell laughing gas with the intent to induce laughter.
    • Inducer (Genetics) A substance which, when it contacts a living cell, causes the activation of a gene; as, non-metabolizable inducers are useful for studying the kinetics of genetic control systems.
    • Inducer One who, or that which, induces or incites.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.
    • n inducer One who or that which induces, persuades, or influences.
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  • George Bernard Shaw
    “Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.”
  • Lord Byron
    “The reason that adulation is not displeasing is that, though untrue, it shows one to be of consequence enough, in one way or other, to induce people to lie.”
  • Marianne Williamson
    Marianne Williamson
    “When an idea reaches critical mass there is no stopping the shift its presence will induce.”
  • Edward Dahlberg
    “The machine has had a pernicious effect upon virtue, pity, and love, and young men used to machines which induce inertia, and fear, are near impotent.”
  • Lance Morrow
    Lance Morrow
    “Never forget the power of silence, that massively disconcerting pause which goes on and on and may at last induce an opponent to babble and backtrack nervously.”
  • Paul Theroux
    Paul Theroux
    “Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.”


In literature:

Finally, he induced a bricklayer to make him an oven, and paid him in mason's aprons of India-rubber.
"Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made" by James D. McCabe, Jr.
It was to keep his master from selling him, that he was thus induced to secrete himself.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
No solicitations or views of self-interest could induce him to swerve from this resolve.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
The Negro Mfumu, or emperor, was eventually induced to accept Christianity.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
I would despise myself if I needed an inducement to serve a great cause.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
Nothing would induce me to trouble him on the subject.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Man's social nature induces aggregation into communities, which stimulates an ambition to excel in every undertaking.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
Failing in this, they endeavored to induce Ladislaus to escape with them.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
I tell my cousins that nothing on earth will induce me to try another sitting.
"Uncle Max" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
I again this morning used every effort to induce some more of the men to abandon a portion of their loads.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey

In poetry:

Guliar. Of all the powerful foes
Leagued against man, Guliar is only he
Who can induce him to oppose his Maker;
Hence rapidly I fly To work the woe of mortals.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. " by William Cowper
There was an Old Person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon rabbits;
When he'd eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person whose habits," by Edward Lear
His hair hung disorder'd, his garments were loose,
His wrists were encircled by chain;
Yet all these oppressions could never induce
Young Edmund's firm soul to complain.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
In the past, all along
We have cleaved to our creed:
We shall fight when we're strong
When we're not we still plead
Our revulsion to acts homicidal
Induced by man's envy and greed.
"The Criminal War" by C J Dennis
Simple—yet how profound
The feeling that induces this deathless air!
Did heart-ache—or depair,
Or dream,
Inspire its notes, that spread so charm’d a stream
Of harmony around?
"On A Movement Of Beethoven’s" by George MacDonald
No, in the theatre we see vice punished and virtue rewarded,
The villain either hanged or shot, and his career retarded;
Therefore the theatre is useful in every way,
And has no inducement to lead the people astray.
"Lines in Defence of the Stage" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Walking into most bridal stores will bring on tulle-induced panic.
In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the Emanuels claim that Mark and Jill Freeman induced them into investing in a clothing store but misappropriated the company's revenues and inventory.
As an undecided voter I don't know if it is better to be in an induced coma now through election or in a deep coma after election.
Because of brain swelling, doctors put Cornell into a medically induced coma , and he has not come out of it, even though he is off life support, said Lionel Hall, another friend.
Tiny Slugs No Longer Inducing Conveying Headaches.
Time to crawl out of that tryptophan-induced stupor and get with the holiday shopping, Geek Speakers.
Corn stalk grazing offers a cost-effective and plentiful winter resource for an industry reeling from a drought-induced feed shortage.
I'm pretty sure that if it sounds like it's bad for you or might actually induce a heart attack…I'll enjoy eating it.
Now, after a recession-induced slowdown, there is a new one, Thai Gardens, in the town of Cromwell , near Middletown.
Crippling dystrophy finds ketamine-induced coma treatment.
Family concocts crave- inducing Korean kimchi.
The Newest Hybrid Class Combines Barre and Yoga Into One Sweat- Inducing Workout.
Best Coma- Inducing Skillet of Cheesy Goodness.
Kanye West, Jay-Z Debut (Potentially) Seizure- Inducing 'N*****s in Paris' Clip (Video).
Jitter is not what digital sound quality induces in the listener.

In science:

Recall that the covering p : J1 (G) −→ J0 (G) is induced by the correspondence ξ ⊗ x 7→ ξ from Γ ⊗ M to Γ, the map ι : J1 (G) −→ J0 (G) is induced by the map I : Γ ⊗ M −→ Γ.
Combinatorial models of expanding dynamical systems
Then ti and ti+1 have the same induced event relation except for the one tuple generated by Rule 1 in each induced event relation.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
In turn, every greedy algorithm specifies a linear ordering, called induced ordering, on all variables in an instance, and the width of the induced ordering on constraint graph can be called the width of the greedy algorithm on this instance.
Exact phase transition of backtrack-free search with implications on the power of greedy algorithms
Then for the generalized complex structure Jω induced by the symplectic structure ω , we have LS = {X − √−1iX (i∗ω ) | X ∈ T S ⊗ C}, which coincides with the √−1-eigenspace of the generalized complex structure Ji∗ ω induced by the symplectic structure i∗ω .
Convexity properties of generalized moment maps
An imbedding of a manifold N into ¯M is an injective immersion φ : N → ¯M such that the induced map N → φ(N ) is a homeomorphism onto the subspace φ(N ) of ¯M , where φ(N ) ⊂ ¯M has the induced topology.
Submanifolds associated to Toda theories