initiation initiation  /ɪ ˌnɪ ʃi ˈeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a formal entry into an organization or position or office
  2. (n) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  3. (n) wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
  4. (n) an act that sets in motion some course of events


  1. Less expected, however, is how thoroughly French women have closed the gap with men in terms of number of lovers, age of initiation, and variety of acts engaged in.
  2. At his initiation ceremony, he says, he witnessed the virtual transsub stantiation of girl into goat, at the sacrificial altar.
  3. These initiation points can be as small as a foot or as large as a mile or two across.


  1. On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary

    On The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
    on June 19, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Research and Markets: CRA Training Series Vol. 4 - Conducting the Study Initiation Visits 2013

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "CRA Training Series Vol. 4 - Conducting the Study Initiation Visits 2013" book to their offering. A study initiation visit's main purpose is to train the investigator and supporting study staff on the objectives of, and planned methodology for, a ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire

  3. Timeline reforms increase initiation speed of NCI sponsored clinical trials

    ( Journal of the National Cancer Institute ) The National Cancer Institute and investigators have reduced the deadlines for initiation of trials with the goal of reaching more patients in need of new treatments, according to a study published June 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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  1. didn't agree to a deal by the deadline, Microsoft would "take our case directly to your shareholders, including the initiation of a proxy contest to elect an alternative slate of directors for the Yahoo! board," Ballmer wrote.
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source: Forbes

  2. Vick said, "It was wrong, man. I don't know how many times I got to say it. I mean, it was wrong. I feel tremendous hurt (by) what happened. I should have (taken) the initiation to stop it all. And I didn't. And I feel so bad about that now. I...
    on Aug 17, 2009 By: Michael Vick Source: Boston Herald

  3. "The initiation of this investigation, if accurately reported, is troubling," Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said in a statement.
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Silvestre Reyes Source: USA Today

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