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induction heating

n
(Electrical Engineering) the heating of a conducting material as a result of the electric currents induced in it by an externally applied alternating magnetic field
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induc′tion heat`ing


n.
a method of heating a conducting material, as metal in a furnace, by using electromagnetic induction to establish a current in the material.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.induction heating - the heating of a conducting material caused by an electric current induced in it
heating, warming - the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature
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Figure 2 shows that heat input to the barrel reaches a maximum almost instantaneously (i.e., within 15 sec) when the temperature controller directs power to the induction heater and drops to zero just as fast when power is turned off by the controller.