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  Definition of Initiation
  1. an act that sets in motion some course of events
  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"; "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
  3. wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge; "his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"
  4. 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"
Similar Words: trigger, induction, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration, knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, installation

 

Hyponyms: fomentation, instigation, authorship, paternity, inauguration, inaugural, coronation, enthronement, enthronization, enthronisation, investiture, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, bath mitzvah, bas mitzvah

 

Derivational Morphology: originate, initiate, start, lead up, induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make, induct, trip, actuate, trigger, activate, set off, spark off, spark, trigger off, touch off, introduce, innovate, create, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow, establish, found, plant, constitute, institute, commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge, set up, launch, pioneer, install, invest, seat

 

Anagrams: annotation, intonation, anatotitan

 

 
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