Simple Definition of commencement
: the time when something begins
: a ceremony during which degrees or diplomas are given to students who have graduated from a school or college
Full Definition of commencement
1 : an act, instance, or time of commencing
2 a : the ceremonies or the day for conferring degrees or diplomas b : the period of activities at this time
Examples of commencement in a sentence
A poet will speak at the commencement.
<there was a large turnout at the commencement of the conference, but the numbers dwindled as it progressed>
First Known Use of commencement
COMMENCEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of commencement for Students
1 : graduation exercises
2 : the act or the time of beginning <We look forward to commencement of the school year.>
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