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English Dictionary: inauguration by the DICT Development Group
2 results for inauguration
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of starting a new operation or practice; "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation"; "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"
    Synonym(s): inauguration, startup
  2. the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"
    Synonym(s): inauguration, inaugural
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Inauguration \In*au`gu*ra"tion\, n. [L. inauguratio a beginning:
      cf. F. inauguration.]
      1. The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with
            solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
                     At his regal inauguration, his old father resigned
                     the kingdom to him.                           --Sir T.
      2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course
            of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a
            new condition, etc.
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