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Definitions of commencement

  1. the time at which something begins; "They got an early start" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Beginning; origin; the occasion when degrees or diplomas are conferred at schools and colleges. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. The beginning: the thing begun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Beginning; time when students receive degrees. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A beginning; origin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A celebration at the close of a college course, when degrees are conferred; also, the day so observed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Beginning; rise; origin; first existence; a day on which academic degrees are publicly conferred; also the day when a student is made a bachelor at Cambridge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Beginning, rise, or origin; first existence; the great annual day at Cambridge on which degrees are conferred and prize essays read, &c.; the similar day at Oxford is called "The Commemoration". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. In vbl senses; also, ceremony when degrees of Master& Doctor are conferred at Cambridge, Dublin, & United States Univ v. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. At the University of Cambridge, the day from which all degrees conferred for a year preceding date, and on which they are confirmed by recitation before the congregation of the Senate. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. n. First existence of any thing; origin; beginning; —the day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. Beginning date ; the time when degrees are taken in a university. Complete Dictionary
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