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Meaning & Definition of Commencement in English

English

Commencement

/kəmɛnsmənt/

noun

1. The time at which something is supposed to begin

  • "They got an early start"
  • "She knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
    synonym:
  • beginning
  • ,
  • commencement
  • ,
  • first
  • ,
  • outset
  • ,
  • get-go
  • ,
  • start
  • ,
  • kickoff
  • ,
  • starting time
  • ,
  • showtime
  • ,
  • offset

2. An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

    synonym:
  • commencement
  • ,
  • commencement exercise
  • ,
  • commencement ceremony
  • ,
  • graduation
  • ,
  • graduation exercise

3. The act of starting something

  • "He was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
    synonym:
  • beginning
  • ,
  • start
  • ,
  • commencement