initiation - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a process or ceremony in which someone becomes a member of an organization or group

    a secret initiation

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the act of making something start, especially an official process
    initiation of:

    Youth Councils will be set up for the initiation of these projects.

  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] an introduction to a new skill, subject, or activity

    a brief initiation into basic teaching skills