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NOUN (2)

1. the act of starting a new operation or practice;
- Example: "he opposed the inauguration of fluoridation"
- Example: "the startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"
[syn: inauguration, startup]

2. the ceremonial induction into a position;
- Example: "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"
[syn: inauguration, inaugural]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inauguration \In*au`gu*ra"tion\, n. [L. inauguratio a beginning: cf. F. inauguration.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies. [1913 Webster] At his regal inauguration, his old father resigned the kingdom to him. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inauguration n 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" [syn: inauguration, startup] 2: the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration" [syn: inauguration, inaugural]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "inauguration": accedence, acceptance, accession, admission, admittance, anchorage, baccalaureate service, baptism, celebration, ceremonial, ceremony, colonization, coming out, commencement, constitution, convocation, coronation, curtain raiser, debut, effectuation, embarkation, embarkment, empty formality, enlistment, enrollment, enthronement, establishment, exercise, exercises, first appearance, fixation, floating, flotation, formal, formality, formation, foundation, function, graduation, graduation exercises, immission, inaugural, inaugural address, inception, induction, initiation, installation, installment, instatement, institution, introduction, intromission, investiture, launching, liturgy, lodgment, maiden speech, materialization, mooring, mummery, observance, office, opener, ordination, organization, peopling, performance, placement, plantation, population, preliminary, realization, religious ceremony, rite, rite de passage, rite of passage, ritual, service, setting-up, settlement, settling, solemnity, solemnization, taking office, unveiling