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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ini·ti·a·tion /ɪˌnɪʃiˈeʃən/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·i·ti·a·tion n.
 1. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc. “The initiation of courses of events.”
 2. 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.
    Silence is the first thing that is taught us at our initiation into sacred mysteries.   --Broome.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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" [syn:
            induction, installation]
      2: 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"; "he regards the fork as a modern
         introduction" [syn: founding, foundation, institution,
          origination, creation, innovation, introduction,
      3: wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge; "his
         knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to
         lack of initiation" [syn: knowledgeability, knowledgeableness]
      4: an act that sets in motion some course of events [syn: trigger,