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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inauguration, startupnoun

    the act of starting a new operation or practice

    "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation"; "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"

  2. inauguration, inauguralnoun

    the ceremonial induction into a position

    "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"


  1. inaugurationnoun

    The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.

  2. inaugurationnoun

    The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.

  3. Etymology: From inaugurate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inaugurationnoun

    Investiture by solemn rites.

    Etymology: inauguration, Fr. inauguro, Latin.

    The royal olive was solemnly sworn, at his inauguration, to observe these things inviolable. James Howell, Vocal Forrest.

    At his regal inauguration his old father resigned the kingdom to him. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.


  1. inauguration

    Inauguration refers to the formal commencement or initiation of something, typically involving a ceremony. Most commonly, it refers to the official process of beginning a leader's term of office, such as the president or prime minister, symbolizing the start of their leadership. However, it can also apply to the start of any new project, system, or period.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inaugurationnoun

    the act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies

  2. Inaugurationnoun

    the formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc

  3. Etymology: [L. inauguratio a beginning: cf. F. inauguration.]


  1. Inauguration

    An inauguration is a formal ceremony to mark the beginning of a major political leader's term of office. The "inaugural address" is a speech given during this ceremony which informs the people of his/her intentions as a leader. Political inaugurations often feature lavish ceremonies, in which the politician publicly takes his or her oath of office in front of a large crowd of spectators. The equivalent ceremony in another jurisdiction may be called a "swearing-in". A monarchical inauguration is similar to what in another jurisdiction may be called a coronation or enthronement. Other than personal inaugurations, the term can also refer to the official opening or beginning of an institution or structure, for example the inauguration of a new Canada–United States border crossing. The historical source of the word “inauguration” stems from the Latin augur, which refers to the rituals of ancient Roman priests seeking to interpret if it was the will of the gods for a public official to be deemed worthy to assume office.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inauguration in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inauguration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of inauguration in a Sentence

  1. Vivian Deuschl:

    It’s a whole new world in terms of how the inauguration is being celebrated, it’s much more low-key.

  2. Chad Wolf:

    In light of events of the past week and the evolving security landscape leading up to the inauguration and at the recommendation of Secret Service Director James Murray, I have instructed Secret Service to begin the National Special Security Event operations for the 2021 Inauguration effective Wednesday, January 13th instead of January 19th, our federal, state, and local partners will continue to coordinate their plans and position resources for this important event.

  3. Alex Gansa:

    Now that the inauguration has happened, things have gotten even more contentious between Trump and the intelligence community, which is what our whole season was about crazily enough, so some of it was fortuitous and some of it was terrifying, but it is what it is.

  4. Brendan Hunt:

    I had made that video one night when I had been having a bunch of beers, smoking a little weed, taken a few bong rips, and I kind of did this spur of the moment video, just spewing out some rhetoric, and I didn't think anything was wrong at the time, i thought it was sort of amusing in a way. And Inauguration Day later I checked back into Inauguration Day with a bit of a sober mind and saw that Inauguration Day wasn't really sparking the dialogue that I had hoped to get going.

  5. Mark Updegrove:

    Many of these items have particular historical significance -- the dress worn to an inauguration ceremony or the gown worn to an inaugural ball, for example.

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