Commencement meaning

kə-mĕnsmənt
A beginning; a start.
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The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.

The time of Henry VII ... nearly coincides with the commencement of what is termed modern history. -allam.

1800, William Took, View of the Russian empire during the reign of Catharine the SecondYet from the commencement of mining there have been unnoble proprietors of mines, who belonged to the class of merchants.

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A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university.
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The definition of commencement means the act or celebration of beginning.

An example of commencement is the start of a race.

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The act or time of commencing; beginning; start.
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The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
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Origin of commencement

  • French commencement.

    From Wiktionary