Noun Definition


1.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):induction, installation

Category: General

2.Definition: an act that sets in motion some course of events

Related Noun(s):induction, trigger

Category: General

3.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):creation, foundation, innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination

Category: General

4.Definition: wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

"His knowledgeability impressed me", "His dullness was due to lack of initiation"

Related Noun(s):knowledgeability, knowledgeableness

Category: General