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Pronunciation:  `in`ogyur'eyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

INAUGURATION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of inauguration means a rise in your current state or position.
Thesaurus Terms
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