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The process of being initiated.
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  1. The process of being initiated.
  2. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
  3. The act or process of initiating something.
(Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
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  1. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
  2. The coming into being of something; the origin.
  3. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
A signal to begin a race.
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  1. A signal to begin a race.
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
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  1. A clerical assembly of the Anglican Church similar to a synod but assembling only when called.
  2. A group that has been convoked; esp., an ecclesiastical or academic assembly
  3. A group of people convoked, especially the members of a college or university community who are assembled for a ceremony.
Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies:
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  1. Conferral or receipt of an academic degree or diploma marking completion of studies:
  2. A division or interval, as on a graduated scale:
  3. The action or process of graduating and receiving a diploma for completing a course of study (such as from an educational institution).
(Business, economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed and consists of an action or work.
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  1. (Business, economics) That which is produced, then traded, bought or sold, then finally consumed and consists of an action or work.
  2. Plural form of service
The time when something begins or is begun:
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  1. The time when something begins or is begun:
  2. The place where something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
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  1. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
  3. A formal beginning or introduction.
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.
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A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
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  1. A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
  2. The act or process of initiating something.
  3. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
(Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
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  1. (Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
  2. (Nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
  3. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
An opening play or move.
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  1. An opening play or move.
  2. One that leads off.
  3. The first in a series of actions, moves, etc.
A beginning; first part; commencement
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  1. A beginning; first part; commencement
  2. (Chess, Checkers) The series of moves at the beginning of a game, often a specific, conventional sequence of moves
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
(Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
A similar kick in Rugby.
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  1. A similar kick in Rugby.
  2. (Football) A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
  3. A beginning, as of a campaign or drive
The first part:
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  1. The first part:
  2. The time when something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
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  1. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
  2. A beginning or commencement.
  3. The beginning of anything
A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
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  1. A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
  2. A first appearance; a beginning:
  3. The beginning of daylight in the morning; daybreak
The coming into being of something; the origin.
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  1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
  2. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
  3. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of incipiency; a quality of nascence.
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(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. The beginning or start of something:
  3. A beginning; start; appearance
A beginning; first part; commencement
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  1. A beginning; first part; commencement
  2. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
(Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
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  1. (Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
  2. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
  3. A coming into existence or use; beginning
The beginning or initial stage of something
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  1. The beginning or initial stage of something
  2. The initial stage of something; the beginning:
  3. A setting out; beginning; start
That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
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  1. That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
  2. Any period of beginning or newness
  3. A source, beginning, or motive:
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
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