Dictionary Results for initiation

1. initiation - noun

· 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(s): induction, installation

Hypernym(s): ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial_occasion, observance

2. initiation - noun

· 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(s): founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration

Hypernym(s): beginning, start, commencement

3. initiation - noun

· wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge; "his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"

Synonym(s): knowledgeability, knowledgeableness

Hypernym(s): wisdom, wiseness

4. initiation - noun

· an act that sets in motion some course of events

Synonym(s): trigger, induction

Hypernym(s): causing, causation

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