Definitions for commencementkəˈmɛns mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com•mence•mentkəˈmɛns mənt(n.)

  1. an act of commencing; beginning:

    the commencement of hostilities.

  2. the ceremony of conferring degrees or granting diplomas at the end of the academic year.

    Category: Education

  3. the day this ceremony takes place.

    Category: Education

Origin of commencement:

1225–75; ME < AF, OF

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset(noun)

    the time at which something is supposed to begin

    "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"

  2. commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise(noun)

    an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

  3. beginning, start, commencement(noun)

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Wiktionary

  1. commencement(Noun)

    The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.

  2. commencement(Noun)

    The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.

  3. commencement(Noun)

    A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university.

  4. Origin: commencement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commencement(noun)

    the first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start

  2. Commencement(noun)

    the day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others

Freebase

  1. Commencement

    "Commencement" is episode 87 of The West Wing.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

commencement(noun)

beginning.

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