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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Initiation  \In*i`ti*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  initiatio:  cf  F. 
  initiation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  initiating,  or  the  process  of  being  initiated 
  or  introduced;  as  initiation  into  a  society,  into 
  business,  literature,  etc  ``The  initiation  of  coursers  of 
  events.''  --Pope. 
 
  2.  The  form  or  ceremony  by  which  a  person  is  introduced  into 
  any  society;  mode  of  entrance  into  an  organized  body; 
  especially,  the  rite  of  admission  into  a  secret  society  or 
  order 
 
  Silence  is  the  first  thing  that  is  taught  us  at  our 
  initiation  into  sacred  mysteries.  --Broome. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  initiation 
  n  1:  a  formal  entry  into  a  position  or  office;  "his  initiation 
  into  the  club";  "he  was  ordered  to  report  for  induction 
  into  the  arm"  [syn:  {induction},  {installation}] 
  2:  starting  something  for  the  first  time  [syn:  {founding},  {foundation}, 
  {institution},  {origination},  {creation},  {instauration}] 
  3:  an  act  that  sets  in  motion  some  course  of  events  [syn:  {trigger}, 
  {induction}] 




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