initiation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “initiation” in the English Dictionary

"initiation" in British English

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uk   us   /ɪˌnɪʃ.iˈeɪ.ʃən/

initiation noun (START)

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

initiation noun (INTRODUCTION)

[C or U] an ​occasion when someone is first ​introduced to an ​activity or ​skill: My initiation into the ​mysteries of ​homebrewing was not a ​success.
(Definition of initiation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"initiation" in American English

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 us   /ɪˌnɪʃ·iˈeɪ·ʃən/

initiation noun (BEGINNING)

[U] the ​act of ​beginning something: The initiation and ​carrying out of such a ​measure, he ​wrote, is ​absolutelynecessary.

initiation noun (ACCEPTANCE IN GROUP)

[C/U] a ​specialceremony or ​responsibility that ​signals the ​acceptance of someone into a ​group: [C] One fraternity’s initiation ​required new ​members to ​weartheircoats inside out for a ​day. [U] Sailors who ​charter a ​boat must ​pay a $495 initiation ​fee to ​join the ​club.
(Definition of initiation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “initiation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始, 发起, 实施…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始, 發起, 實施…
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