commencement
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kəˈmɛnsmənt/
Noun

commencement

  1. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing
    The time of Henry VII nearly coincides with the commencement of what is termed modern history.
    Synonyms: rise, origin, beginning, start, dawn
  2. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
  3. A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university.
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