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Noun: initiation  i,ni-shee'ey-shun
  1. A formal entry into an organization, position or office
    "his initiation into the club";
    - induction, installation
     
  2. The act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
    "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult";
    - founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry
     
  3. Wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
    "his dullness was due to lack of initiation";
    - knowledgeability, knowledgeableness
     
  4. An act that sets in motion some course of events
    - trigger, induction

Derived forms: initiations

Type of: beginning, causation, causing, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, commencement, observance, start, wisdom, wiseness

Encyclopedia: Initiation