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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. brought about or caused; not spontaneous;
- Example: "a case of steroid-induced weakness"

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Induce \In*duce"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Induced; p. pr. & vb. n. Inducing.] [L. inducere, inductum; pref. in- in + ducere to lead. See Duke, and cf. Induct.] [1913 Webster] 1. To lead in; to introduce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The poet may be seen inducing his personages in the first Iliad. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw on; to overspread. [A Latinism] --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to persuade; to move by persuasion or influence. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He is not obliged by your offer to do it, . . . though he may be induced, persuaded, prevailed upon, tempted. --Paley. [1913 Webster] Let not the covetous desire of growing rich induce you to ruin your reputation. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure; anaphylactic shock induced by exposure to a allergen. [1913 Webster +PJC] Sour things induces a contraction in the nerves. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. (Physics) To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state. [1913 Webster] 6. (Logic) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce. 7. (Genetics, Biochemistry) To cause the expression of (a gene or gene product) by affecting a transcription control element on the genome, either by inhibiting a negative control or by activating a positive control; to derepress; as, lactose induces the production of beta-galactosidase in Eschericia coli.. [PJC] Syn: To move; instigate; urge; impel; incite; press; influence; actuate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

induced \induced\ adj. brought about or caused; not spontaneous; as, a case of steroid-induced weakness. Contrasted to spontaneous. [Narrower terms: elicited, evoked ] [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

induced adj 1: brought about or caused; not spontaneous; "a case of steroid-induced weakness" [ant: {self-generated
, spontaneous]