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Definition 1: the act of starting something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where commencement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations

Synonyms for commencement in the sense of this definition

(commencement is a kind of ...) the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics

(... is a kind of commencement ) a beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere

"he told jokes as an icebreaker"

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of starting a new operation or practice

"he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation" "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult" "the foundation of a new scientific society"

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of installing something (as equipment)

"the telephone installation took only a few minutes"

(... is a kind of commencement ) (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate

(... is a kind of commencement ) (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score

(... is a kind of commencement ) beginning again

(... is a kind of commencement ) (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball is thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of starting to construct a house

(... is a kind of commencement ) the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

(... is a kind of commencement ) a beginning from which an enterprise is launched

"he uses other people's ideas as a springboard for his own" "reality provides the jumping-off point for his illusions" "the point of departure of international comparison cannot be an institution but must be the function it carries out"

(... is a kind of commencement ) making active and effective (as a bomb)

(... is a kind of commencement ) a decisive manner of beginning a musical tone or phrase

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of forming or establishing something

"the constitution of a PTA group last year" "it was the establishment of his reputation" "he still remembers the organization of the club"

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of beginning something new

"they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"

(... is a kind of commencement ) (ice hockey) the method of starting play; a referee drops the puck between two opposing players

(... is a kind of commencement ) the first of a series of actions

(... is a kind of commencement ) the act of setting in operation

"repeated shutdowns and startups are expensive"

(... is an instance of commencement) (theology) God's act of bringing the universe into existence

Definition 2: an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for commencement in the sense of this definition

(commencement is a kind of ...) (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

"academic exercises"

(commencement is a part of ...) a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

Definition 3: the time at which something is supposed to begin - [noun denoting time]

Samples where commencement or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they got an early start
  • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her

Synonyms for commencement in the sense of this definition

(commencement is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of commencement ) the time when something begins (especially life)

"they divorced after the birth of the child" "his election signaled the birth of a new age"

(... is a kind of commencement ) beginning to exist or to be apparent

"he placed the incipience of democratic faith at around 1850" "it is designed to arrest monopolies in their incipiency"

(... is a kind of commencement ) earliest limiting point

(... is a kind of commencement ) the starting point for a new state or experience

"on the threshold of manhood"

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