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Meaning of inducement by Wiktionary Dictionary



    inducement ( plural: inducements )

    1. An incentive that helps bring about a desired state .
      Citation of Richard Stallman ...it won't run on a free platform and ( ... ) your program is actually an inducement for people to install non-free software.[1]
    2. ( law ) An introductory statement of facts or background information .
    3. ( shipping ) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel .

    See also

    1. ^ Richard Stallmans speech in Australian National University 13 October 2004 Part 2, as seen in this film on video.google.com, circa 40% into the movie. Stallman was talking about Java and flash as inducements for installing non-free software .

Explanation of inducement by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. act of bringing about a desired result

    2. inducement of sleep
    3. a positive motivational influence