Textual thesaurus for "initiation"

(noun) trigger, induction

an act that sets in motion some course of events

(noun) innovation, instauration, institution, introduction, origination, creation, foundation, founding

the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

she looked forward to her initiation as an adult; the foundation of a new scientific society

(noun) knowledgeability, knowledgeableness

wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge

his knowledgeability impressed me; his dullness was due to lack of initiation

(noun) induction, installation

a formal entry into an organization or position or office

his initiation into the club; he was ordered to report for induction into the army; he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame