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Definition 1: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new - [noun denoting act]

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

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

Synonyms for initiation in the sense of this definition

(initiation is a kind of ...) the act of starting something

"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

(... is a kind of initiation ) the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing

"the authorship of the theory is disputed"

Definition 2: an act that sets in motion some course of events - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for initiation in the sense of this definition

(initiation is a kind of ...) the act of causing something to happen

(... is a kind of initiation ) deliberate and intentional triggering (of trouble or discord)

Definition 3: wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • his knowledgeability impressed me
  • his dullness was due to lack of initiation

Synonyms for initiation in the sense of this definition

(initiation is a kind of ...) the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight

Definition 4: a formal entry into an organization or position or office - [noun denoting event]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for initiation in the sense of this definition

(initiation is a kind of ...) a formal event performed on a special occasion

"a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor"

(... is a kind of initiation ) the ceremonial induction into a position

"the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

(... is a kind of initiation ) the ceremony of installing a new monarch

(... is a kind of initiation ) (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 13th birthday of a Jewish boy and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility

"a bar mitzvah is an important social event"

(... is a kind of initiation ) (Judaism) an initiation ceremony marking the 12th birthday of a Jewish girl and signifying the beginning of religious responsibility

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