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.
  2. An introductory statement of facts or background information.
  3. 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.

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