initiation

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Borrowed from Middle French initiation, from Latin initiātiō.

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initiation (countable and uncountable, plural initiations)

  1. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced
    initiation into a society
    initiation into business
    initiation into literature
  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.
  3. (chemistry) The first step of transcription or of transduction.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French initiation, borrowed from Latin initiātiō, initiātiōnem.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /i.ni.sja.sjɔ̃/
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initiation f (plural initiations)

  1. initiation

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