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Meaning & Definition of Initiation in English

English

Initiation

/ɪnɪʃieʃən/

noun

1. A formal entry into an organization or position or office

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • initiation
  • ,
  • induction
  • ,
  • installation

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • initiation
  • ,
  • founding
  • ,
  • foundation
  • ,
  • institution
  • ,
  • origination
  • ,
  • creation
  • ,
  • innovation
  • ,
  • introduction
  • ,
  • instauration

3. Wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

  • "His knowledgeability impressed me"
  • "His dullness was due to lack of initiation"
    synonym:
  • knowledgeability
  • ,
  • knowledgeableness
  • ,
  • initiation

4. An act that sets in motion some course of events

    synonym:
  • trigger
  • ,
  • induction
  • ,
  • initiation