a : the ceremonies or the day for conferring degrees or diplomas
b : the period of activities at this time
Examples of COMMENCEMENT
- 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>
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Related to COMMENCEMENT
- alpha, baseline, birth, beginning, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, launch, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, threshold
- close, conclusion, end, ending, omega
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