Definitions for commencementkəˈmɛns mənt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word commencement
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act of commencing; beginning:
the commencement of hostilities.
the ceremony of conferring degrees or granting diplomas at the end of the academic year.
the day this ceremony takes place.
Origin of commencement:
1225–75; ME < AF, OF
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"
commencement, commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise(noun)
an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
beginning, start, commencement(noun)
the act of starting something
"he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.
The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university.
the first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start
the day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others
"Commencement" is episode 87 of The West Wing.
Translations for commencement
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- begin, aanvangAfrikaans
- بَدْء، ابْتِداءArabic
- começoPortuguese (BR)
- začátek; datum vznikuCzech
- der BeginnGerman
- byrjun, upphafIcelandic
- sākums; iesākšanāsLatvian
- پيل: دبرى ليكونو دويشلو په منا سبت چشن (دښوونځۍ يا پوهنځۍ له خواPashto
- början, begynnelseSwedish
- başlama, başlangıçTurkish
- 開始Chinese (Trad.)
- sự bắt đầuVietnamese
- 开始Chinese (Simp.)
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