What does commencement mean?

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kəˈmɛns məntcom·mence·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetnoun

    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 exercisenoun

    an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred

  3. beginning, start, commencementnoun

    the act of starting something

    "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Wiktionary

  1. commencementnoun

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

    Etymology: commencement.

  2. commencementnoun

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

    Etymology: commencement.

  3. commencementnoun

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

    Etymology: commencement.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commencementnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. commencement.]

  2. Commencementnoun

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

    Etymology: [F. commencement.]

Freebase

  1. Commencement

    "Commencement" is episode 87 of The West Wing.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commencement in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commencement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of commencement in a Sentence

  1. David Foster:

    There happens to be whole, large parts of adult American life that nobody talks about in commencement speeches.

  2. Principal Shawn McCreary:

    I think we do a very good job at our commencement ceremony honoring the past, present and future military members.

  3. Author Rachel Swaby:

    Until that time, Harvard didn't take on women faculty, so when it did, it was a big scandal, she wasn't allowed to use the faculty lounge or to walk in commencement. But she got a warm welcome otherwise.

  4. Matt Cox:

    Churches are allowed to be open and we definitely shared the gospel( during the commencement).

  5. Joshua Sussberg:

    As of yesterday, the spot price for gas was down 30 percent from commencement of this case.

Images & Illustrations of commencement

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