Meaning of “commencement” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “commencement” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commencement" in American English

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commencementnoun [ 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).

(Definition of “commencement” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)