Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun initiation

4 senses of initiation

Sense 1
initiation, induction, installation -- (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")
       => ceremony, ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, observance -- (a formal event performed on a special occasion; "a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor")

Sense 2
initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instauration -- (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")
       => beginning, start, commencement -- (the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations")

Sense 3
knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiation -- (wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge; "his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation")
       => wisdom, wiseness -- (the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight)

Sense 4
trigger, induction, initiation -- (an act that sets in motion some course of events)
       => causing, causation -- (the act of causing something to happen)

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