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initiation

noun uk   /ɪˌnɪʃ.iˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  

initiation noun (START)

[U] formal an occasion when something starts: Lawyers for the couple have announced the initiation of divorce proceedings.

initiation noun (INTRODUCTION)

[C or U] an occasion when someone is first introduced to an activity or skill: My initiation into the mysteries of home brewing was not a success.
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