–verb (used with object), -duced, -duc⋅ing.
- to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a raffle ticket.
- to bring about, produce, or cause: That medicine will induce sleep.
- Physics. to produce (an electric current) by induction.
- Logic. to assert or establish (a proposition about a class of phenomena) on the basis of observations on a number of particular facts.
- Genetics. to increase expression of (a gene) by inactivating a negative control system or activating a positive control system; derepress.
- Biochemistry. to stimulate the synthesis of (a protein, esp. an enzyme) by increasing gene transcription.
1325–75; ME < L indūcere to lead or bring in, introduce, equiv. to in- in- 2 + dūcere to lead; cf. adduce, deduce, reduce
1. actuate, prompt, incite, urge, spur. See persuade.
Anyhow, we're going to to one of those to bring the unborn into the world sometime between now and Christmas - we are hoping for closer to the now part of that statement and as far from the Christmas part as possible, but it appears that what I want and what I get aren't always in synch these days.
So anyway - see you all on the other side of that "bump".