Definitions for initiation
ɪˌnɪʃ iˈeɪ ʃənini·ti·a·tion
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initiation, induction, installationnoun
a formal entry into an organization or position or office
"his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"
initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationnoun
the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
knowledgeability, knowledgeableness, initiationnoun
wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
"his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"
trigger, induction, initiationnoun
an act that sets in motion some course of events
The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The act of entering of a new comer into any art or state.
Etymology: initiatio, Lat. from initiate.
The ground of initiating or entering men into Christian life, is more summarily comprised in the form of baptism, the ceremony of this initiation instituted by Christ. Henry Hammond.
Silence is the first thing that is taught us at our initiation into sacred mysteries. William Broome, Notes to the Odyssey,.
Initiation is a rite of passage marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended sense, it can also signify a transformation in which the initiate is 'reborn' into a new role. Examples of initiation ceremonies might include Christian baptism or confirmation, Jewish bar or bat mitzvah, acceptance into a fraternal organization, secret society or religious order, or graduation from school or recruit training. A person taking the initiation ceremony in traditional rites, such as those depicted in these pictures, is called an initiate. See also rite of passage.
Initiation refers to the process or action of beginning or introducing something, such as a project, a program, or a phase. In a broader sense, it can also refer to the ceremonial entrance or acceptance into an organization or a group. It is a preliminary step that marks the beginning of an event, task, activity, or period.
the act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc
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
Etymology: [L. initiatio: cf. F. initiation.]
Initiation is a rite of passage marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. In an extended sense it can also signify a transformation in which the initiate is 'reborn' into a new role. Examples of initiation ceremonies might include Hindu diksha, Christian baptism or confirmation, Jewish bar or bat mitzvah, acceptance into a fraternal organization, secret society or religious order, or graduation from school or recruit training. A person taking the initiation ceremony in traditional rites, such as those depicted in these pictures, is called an initiate.
The numerical value of initiation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of initiation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Very few studies are really looking at this friends-first relationship initiation, despite our observation that it's the most common form of relationship initiation by far.
The first trial in the programme is planned for initiation in first quarter of 2016 and will investigate the efficacy and safety of once-daily oral semaglutide doses of 3 mg, 7 mg and 14 mg, compared to once-daily oral anti-diabetic sitagliptin dose of 100 mg, the remaining six trials of the PIONEER programme are all expected to be initiated during 2016.
Where the two old parties offer fear, mutual slander and individual self-destruction, Libertarians share our commitment to rigorous financial integrity, peaceful social acceptance and individual personal liberty, now is the time to vote out of love for the principles you know to be true : free agency, self-ownership, non-initiation of aggression and not in reaction to what you fear.
It was an initiation into the love of learning, of learning how to learn, that was revealed to me by my BLS masters as a matter of interdisciplinary cognition-that is, learning to know something by its relation to something else.
We were quite surprised for the marked increase in smoking initiation in young adolescents, in girls from West Europe -- Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland -- the rate of smoking initiation in young adolescents reached the rate observed in late adolescents, age 16 to 20, around year 2005, although for the latter group the rate was declining.
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- Initiierung, InitiationGerman
- την έναρξηGreek
- inicio, iniciaciónSpanish
- johdatus, jäseneksi ottaminen, jäseneksi vihkiminen, alullepanoFinnish
- טקס חניכה, חניכהHebrew
- megindítás, inicializálásHungarian
- iniziazione, inizioItalian
- 着手, 開始, 始まりJapanese
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