Definition of Commencement

1. Noun. The time at which something is supposed to begin. "She knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"




2. Noun. An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred.
Exact synonyms: Commencement Ceremony, Commencement Exercise, Graduation, Graduation Exercise
Terms within: Baccalaureate
Generic synonyms: Exercise
Derivative terms: Graduate, Graduate

3. Noun. The act of starting something. "He was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"

Definition of Commencement

1. n. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.

Definition of Commencement

1. Noun. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start. ¹

2. Noun. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others. ¹

3. Noun. A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commencement

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commencement

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Literary usage of Commencement

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1. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1854)
"The addresses to the king, Parliament, and people of Great Britain, and other documents preceding and succeeding the commencement of hostilities and the ..."

2. Report by California, State Board of Harbor Commissioners (1913)
"It has been conducted by Messrs. Weinman, Wood and Cunha, attorneys, under a centrait from the former Board. Since the commencement of this action the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"AT the commencement exercises of Brown University it was announced that ... AT the annual commencement at Oberlin •College it was announced that, ..."

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