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Meaning & Definition of Initiation in English





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"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • knowledgeability,
  • knowledgeableness,
  • initiation

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

  • trigger,
  • induction,
  • initiation