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initiation


noun
1. a formal entry into an organization or position or office (Freq. 2)
- his initiation into the club
- he was ordered to report for induction into the army
- he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
Syn:
induction, installation
Derivationally related forms:
install (for: installation), induct (for: induction), initiate
Hypernyms:
ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance
Hyponyms:
inauguration, inaugural, coronation, enthronement, enthronization,
enthronisation, investiture, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah, bas mitzvah
2. the act of starting something for the first time;
introducing something new (Freq. 1)
- she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
- the foundation of a new scientific society
Syn:
founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation,
innovation, introduction, instauration
Derivationally related forms:
innovational (for: innovation), innovate (for: innovation), create (for: creation), originate (for: origination), institute (for: institution), institutionalise (for: institution), found (for: foundation), found (for: founding), initiate
Hypernyms:
beginning, start, commencement
Hyponyms:
authorship, paternity
3. wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
- his knowledgeability impressed me
- his dullness was due to lack of initiation
Syn:
knowledgeability, knowledgeableness
Derivationally related forms:
knowledgeable (for: knowledgeableness), knowledgeable (for: knowledgeability)
Hypernyms:
wisdom, wiseness
4. an act that sets in motion some course of events
Syn:
trigger, induction
Derivationally related forms:
initiate, induce (for: induction), induct (for: induction), trigger (for: trigger)
Hypernyms:
causing, causation
Hyponyms:
fomentation, instigation

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