commencement meaning

Pronunciation:   "commencement" in a sentence
Noun: commencement  ku'mensmunt
  1. The time at which something is supposed to begin
    - beginning, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset 
  2. An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    - commencement exercise, commencement ceremony, graduation, graduation exercise 
  3. The act of starting something
    - beginning, start

Derived forms: commencements

See also: commence

Type of: change of state, exercise, point, point in time

Encyclopedia: Commencement


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  1. the commencement of articulate speech belongs to this period.
  2. and nothing was permitted to start until the commencement of the bombardment.
  3. at the commencement of each session he addresses both houses together.
  4. the attack, from its commencement to its termination, had not occupied an hour.
  5. it was the commencement day and the head master would talk in a lofty strain.

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