Definitions for: Inauguration

[n] 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"
[n] the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: inaugural, startup

See Also: beginning, commencement, inaugural address, induction, initiation, installation, start

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