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Meaning of initiation

in•i•ti•a•tion

Pronunciation: (i-nish"ē-ā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. formal admission or acceptance into an organization or club, adult status in one's community or society, etc.
  2. the ceremonies or rites of admission. Cf. rite of passage.
  3. the act of initiating.
  4. the fact of being initiated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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