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commencement

noun [C/U]  us   /kəˈmens·mənt/
fml the beginning of something: the Senate's commencement of closed-door deliberations A commencement is also a ceremony at which students formally receive their diplomas (= documents to show they have successfully completed their studies).
Translations of “commencement”
in Korean 시작…
in Arabic بِداية…
in Portuguese começo, princípio, início…
in Catalan començament…
in Japanese 開始…
in Italian inizio, apertura…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始, 開端, 學位頒授典禮…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始, 开端, 学位授予典礼…
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