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  ( initiations    plural  )
1       n-uncount   The initiation of something is the starting of it.  
usu the N of n  
They announced the initiation of a rural development programme...     
2       n-var   Someone's initiationinto a particular group is the act or process by which they officially become a member, often involving special ceremonies.  
oft N into n, N n  
This was my initiation into the peace movement.     
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admission, baptism of fire, commencement, debut, enrolment, entrance, inauguration, inception, induction, installation, instatement, introduction, investiture  

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