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Noun: inauguration  in,o-gyu'rey-shun
  1. The act of starting a new operation or practice
    "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation";
    - startup, start-up
  2. The ceremonial induction into a position
    "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration";
    - inaugural

Derived forms: inaugurations

Type of: beginning, commencement, induction, initiation, installation, start

Encyclopedia: Inauguration, Part I