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    initiation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word initiation

    Definition
    (noun) a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    Synonyms : induction , installation
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    Example Sentence
    • she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    • the foundation of a new scientific society
    Definition
    (noun) wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    Example Sentence
    • his knowledgeability impressed me
    • his dullness was due to lack of initiation
    Definition
    (noun) an act that sets in motion some course of events
    Synonyms : induction , trigger
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