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Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
Ira Gershwin

Meaning of "initiation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INITIATION

initiation  [ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INITIATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Initiation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES INITIATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

initiation

Initiation

Initiation is a rite of passage 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. In an extended sense it can also signify a transformation in which the initiate is 'reborn' into a new role. Examples of initiation ceremonies might include Hindu diksha, Christian baptism or confirmation, Jewish bar or bat mitzvah, acceptance into a fraternal organization, secret society or religious order, or graduation from school or recruit training. A person taking the initiation ceremony in traditional rites, such as those depicted in these pictures, is called an initiate.

Definition of initiation in the English dictionary

The definition of initiation in the dictionary is the act of initiating or the condition of being initiated. Other definition of initiation is the often secret ceremony initiating new members into an organization.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INITIATION


abbreviation
əˌbriːvɪˈeɪʃən
affiliation
əˌfɪlɪˈeɪʃən
appreciation
əˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən
appropriation
əˌprəʊprɪˈeɪʃən
association
əˌsəʊsɪˈeɪʃən
aviation
ˌeɪvɪˈeɪʃən
depreciation
dɪˌpriːʃɪˈeɪʃən
deviation
ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃən
differentiation
ˌdɪfəˌrɛnʃɪˈeɪʃən
humiliation
hjuːˌmɪlɪˈeɪʃən
irradiation
ɪˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən
mediation
ˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən
negotiation
nɪˌɡəʊʃɪˈeɪʃən
pronunciation
prəˌnʌnsɪˈeɪʃən
radiation
ˌreɪdɪˈeɪʃən
Reconciliation
ˌrɛkənˌsɪlɪˈeɪʃən
recreation
ˌrɛkrɪˈeɪʃən
remediation
rɪˌmiːdɪˈeɪʃən
retaliation
rɪˌtælɪˈeɪʃən
variation
ˌvɛərɪˈeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INITIATION

initialer
initialisation
initialism
initialization
initialize
initialled
initialler
initialling
initially
initialness
initiate
initiation rite
initiative
initiative test
initiatively
initiator
initiatory
initiatress
initiatrix

WORDS THAT END LIKE INITIATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation
federation

Synonyms and antonyms of initiation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INITIATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «initiation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of initiation

Translation of «initiation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INITIATION

Find out the translation of initiation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of initiation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «initiation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

开始
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

comienzo
570 millions of speakers

English

initiation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दीक्षा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بدء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

инициирование
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

iniciação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দীক্ষা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lancement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Inisiasi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einführung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

開始
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

발족
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wiwitan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bắt đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தொடங்கப்படுவதற்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दीक्षा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başlatma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

avvio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

inicjacja
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ініціювання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

inițiere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έναρξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

inleiding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

initiering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

initiering
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of initiation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INITIATION»

The term «initiation» is very widely used and occupies the 14.817 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INITIATION» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about initiation

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9 QUOTES WITH «INITIATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word initiation.
1
Isabelle Adjani
There has already been the karmic work: that what life has transformed in me, this initiation brought on, of necessity, by trials.
2
Kate Bernheimer
There are recurring elements in popularized fairy tales, such as absent parents, some sort of struggle, a transformation, and a marriage. If you look at a range of stories, you find many stories about marriage, sexual initiation, abandonment. The plots often revolve around what to me seem to be elemental fears and desires.
3
Gro Harlem Brundtland
The launch of the report coincides with the initiation by WHO of the global strategy for the prevention and control of osteoporosis, and I think a good partnership could be established in our common efforts to prevent osteoporosis.
4
Teri Garr
I danced in a company of 'West Side Story' when I was very young. It was most of the original cast - Larry Kert, Chita Rivera - and Jerry Robbins directed. It was tough, a wonderful initiation for me.
5
Ira Gershwin
Deep, unspeakable suffering may well be called a baptism, a regeneration, the initiation into a new state.
6
Dean Inge
Bereavement is the deepest initiation into the mysteries of human life, an initiation more searching and profound than even happy love.
7
Sadaharu Oh
My baseball career was a long, long initiation into a single secret: At the heart of all things is love.
8
Ron Paul
The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence.
9
Stephanie Zimbalist
I was never really brought into the show business side of my father's life. I guess that's been a blessing and a downfall. But it's made my own work the initiation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INITIATION»

Discover the use of initiation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to initiation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Initiation
Throughout this extraordinary book, Elisabeth Haich reveals her in-depth insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, the interconnectedness of individual daily life choices and spiritual development.
Elisabeth Haich, 2000
2
Betwixt & Between: Patterns of Masculine and Feminine Initiation
Betwixt and Between offers new insights into the basic elements of initiations and rites of passage.
Louise Carus Mahdi, Steven Foster, Meredith Little, 1987
3
Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New ...
Initiation has often been accepted as a common phenomenon with a coherent meaning in the Greek world, and seen as the key to understanding a wide range of cultural and literary artefacts - this ground-breaking collection challenges this.
David Dodd, Christopher A. Faraone, 2013
4
The Christian Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, ...
A contemporary theology of these three sacraments, surveying their historical development, their theology today, and liturgical and pastoral implications.
Kenan B. Osborne, 1987
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Thresholds of Initiation
This is essential reading for an understanding of the universal nature of initiation, especially as it relates traditional initiatory practices to Jung's theory of archetypes.
Joseph L. Henderson, 2005
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Approved for Use in ...
Includes all the rites for the catechumeante and Christian initiation.
‎1988
7
Christian Initiation and Baptism in the Holy Spirit: ...
Therefore it was?and remains?normative. This is an intriguing ground breaking study of value to RCIA teams, pastors, theology teachers and students, and Church offices."One of the most important books concerning the Pentecostal experience.
Kilian McDonnell, George T. Montague, 1991
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Initiation
Lay low. 2. But not too low. 3. Don't amubush the in crowd. But Canterwood isn't just any school. And Lauren is about to face an initiation unlike any she's ever encountered. Bon chance, Lauren--you're going to need it!
Jessica Burkhart, 2012
9
Initiation
Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all. WARNING: This YA story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens.
Imogen Rose, 2011
10
Rituals of Manhood: Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea
Rituals of Manhood provides some of the most dramatic and richly textured accounts of ritual passages known to anthropologists of the late twentieth century.
Gilbert H. Herdt, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INITIATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term initiation is used in the context of the following news items.
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allAfrica.com: South Africa: The Changing Face of Initiation
Some initiation schools in Mpumalanga are undergoing drastic 21st century changes that are making traditional authorities a little nervous. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
2
Knights Templar to re-enact initiation ceremony in Nelson | Stuff.co.nz
The secret initiation ceremony of the Knights Templar - a medieval Christian military order - will be revealed at a public open day in Nelson. «Nelson Mail, Jul 15»
3
Illumina (ILMN) Stock Gained on Coverage Initiation at Canaccord …
Illumina (ILMN) Stock Gained on Coverage Initiation at Canaccord. By Eiffy Luo Follow | 07/17/15 - 04:44 PM EDT. Reddit · Email · Print · Reprint. Get TheStreet ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
4
Gray Television (GTN) Stock Advancing Following Coverage Initiation
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Gray Television (GTN - Get Report) stock is up 1.75% to $17.74 after analysts at RBC Capital Markets initiated ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
5
Firefighter 'abused in degrading initiation prank' | Anglia - ITV News
Firefighter 'abused in degrading initiation prank'. An Essex firefighter was indecently abused by several of his colleagues with a frozen sausage ... «ITV News, Jul 15»
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Splunk (SPLK) Stock Jumping After Coverage Initiation - TheStreet
Splunk (SPLK) Stock Jumping After Coverage Initiation. By U-Jin Lee Follow | 07/17/15 - 09:29 AM EDT. Reddit · Email · Print · Reprint · Get TheStreet Quant ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
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The changing face of initiation
A group of initiates at a initiation school in Libode, outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape. A number of initiates have been reported dead and ... «News24, Jul 15»
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Limpopo initiation death toll tallies to three
After two initiates, aged 14 and 25, died at the Skinot initiation school in Sekhukhune two weeks ago, a 22-year-old man died at the Matlala ... «The Citizen, Jul 15»
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Six Fraternity Members Arrested After Pair Of Mating Flamingos Died …
The mating birds were killed in a fraternity initiation prank gone wrong. Flamingos mate for life; therefore, when the fraternity members and ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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Avago Technologies (AVGO) Stock Gains on Rating Initiation
Avago Technologies (AVGO) Stock Gains on Rating Initiation. By U-Jin Lee Follow | 07/16/15 - 11:29 AM EDT. Reddit · Email · Print · Reprint. Get TheStreet ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»

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