from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of educing; a leading or drawing out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of drawing out or bringing into view.
  • noun See Exhaust pipe and Exhaust port, under Exhaust, a.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of educing
  • noun development
  • noun inference, deduction


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  • Frankly, this was "made up" by Alfred G. Foreman in 2005 in his blog. So where did "you" find it?

    definition not good at all. Eduction is a geometry term and does NOT mean induction.

    twitterbotlist does not have this word.

    AND in no way refers to education!

    May 10, 2017

  • The three sources of definitions above are clearly identified.

    May 10, 2017

  • Since The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia was last published in 1914 I think the most Mr. Foreman can claim for his 2005 contribution is a novel coinage made in ignorance that the word already had a definition.

    May 10, 2017

  • I have access to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, which lists usage examples going back to at least the 1600's. Here are some of the definitions:

    1. "Med. The excretion, expulsion, or removal of something from the body. Obs."

    3.a. "The action of bringing out or developing something from a state of latent, rudimentary, or potential existence; an instance or result of this."

    3.b. "Chem. The action of isolating a substance from a compound or mixture in which it is present; extraction. Now rare."

    4. "The inferring of a principle, conclusion, etc., from premises or available data. Also: a result of this, an inference; cf. educt n. 3." (Which has "That which is inferred or elicited from something; a product or result of inference or development.")

    5. "Mech a. The passage of steam, water, or vapour out of a vessel through a pipe or tube provided for the purpose; spec. (in a steam engine) the exit of steam from the cylinder after it has done its work in propelling the piston; cf. exhaust n. 1a(a) and the note there. Usu. attrib. (see Compounds). Now chiefly hist."

    6. "The bringing about or occasioning of an act, event, emotion, etc. Cf. educe v. 4."

    May 10, 2017

  • But most of the usage examples and tweets do seem to be typos about education.

    May 10, 2017