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initiations, plural;
  1. The action of admitting someone into a secret or obscure society or group, typically with a ritual
    • - rituals of initiation
    • - an initiation ceremony
  2. The introduction of someone to a particular activity or skill
    • - his initiation into the world of martial arts
  3. The action of beginning something
    • - the initiation of criminal proceedings

  1. a formal entry into an organization or position or office; "his initiation into the club"; "he was ordered to report for induction into the army"; "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"
  2. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
  3. knowledgeability: wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge; "his knowledgeability impressed me"; "his dullness was due to lack of initiation"
  4. trigger: an act that sets in motion some course of events
  5. (initiate) novice: someone new to a field or activity
  6. (initiate) originate: bring into being; "He initiated a new program"; "Start a foundation"
  7. Initiation is a rite of passage ceremony marking entrance or acceptance into a group or society. It could also be a formal admission to adulthood in a community or one of its formal components. ...
  8. Initiation is the sixth solo album by Todd Rundgren, released in the summer of 1975. With this album, Rundgren fully embraced the synthesized prog sound he had begun exploring in more depth in his work with his band Utopia. ...
  9. In initiation reactions - free radicals are produced.
  10. Initiation is the second full-length album by American industrial, Post-Punk band Course of Empire. All songs were written by Course of Empire and production by David Castell.
  11. Diksa (Sanskrit: दीक्षा in Devanagari, ') also spelled deeksha or deeksa' in common usage, translated as a "preparation or consecration for a religious ceremony" , is giving of a mantra or an initiation by the guru in Indian religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ...
  12. Justice League and Justice League Unlimited are American animated series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2006 on Cartoon Network. ...
  13. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc; The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret ...
  14. (initiate) A new member of an organization; One who has been through a ceremony of initiation; To begin, to start, to introduce
  15. (Initiate) The action of launching a workflow map to start a workflow process.
  16. (INITIATE) A person who has undergone, or is about to undergo, the primary rite of entry into a ancient religion or mystery.
  17. (INITIATE) Person who receives an Initiation; also, to give an Initiation
  18. (INITIATE) To begin or put into practice
  19. (Initiate) A general term used to describe someone who has found focus and direction in their spiritual path and in doing so has moved beyond the general exploration stage of the neophyte but has not yet become an adept. ...
  20. (Initiate) A mage who has spent at least 10 years studying in their Spell Subschool. Initiates may cast any spell in their subschool if they have the hardcopy for it.
  21. (Initiate) A new member of a Coven, ie:  a Wiccan holding the rank of the first degree.
  22. (Initiate) A person who is learning new knowledge about the tarot.
  23. (Initiate) From the Latin Initiatus. The designation of anyone who was received into and had revealed to him the mysteries and secrets of either Masonry or Occultism. ...
  24. (Initiate) One who is instructed and studies esoteric knowledge. Also one who is introduced to, or is attaining knowledge is a specialized area. Included in the Meanings Dictionary because a student who commits to the study of the Tarot is often called an initiate of the Tarot. See also Journeyman.
  25. (Initiate) Start, begin or introduce a program or action.