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inducement (plural inducements)

  1. An incentive that helps bring about a desired state.
    Citation of Richard Stallman 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.


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