Definition of Inauguration

1. Noun. The act of starting a new operation or practice. "The startup of the new factory was delayed by strikes"

Exact synonyms: Startup
Generic synonyms: Beginning, Commencement, Start
Derivative terms: Inaugurate, Inaugurate, Start Up



2. Noun. The ceremonial induction into a position. "The new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"
Exact synonyms: Inaugural
Terms within: Inaugural, Inaugural Address
Generic synonyms: Induction, Initiation, Installation
Derivative terms: Inaugurate

Definition of Inauguration

1. n. The act of inuagurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.

Definition of Inauguration

1. Noun. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies. ¹

2. Noun. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inauguration

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inauguration

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Literary usage of Inauguration

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1. A History of the United States of America: On a Plan Adapted to the Capacity by Charles Augustus Goodrich (1858)
"PERIOD NINTH extends from the inauguration of President Madison, 1809, to the inauguration of James Monroe, 1817, and is distinguished for MADISON'S ..."

2. John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet by John Sherman (1895)
"ON the 4th of March, 1865, at the inauguration of the President and Vice President elect, a scene occurred in the Senate chamber, which made a serious ..."

3. Perley's Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis by Benjamin Perley Poore (1886)
"Mr. Lincoln's re-inauguration took place under circumstances widely different from those which attended his inauguration in 1861. ..."

4. The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial by John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1864)
"ON the 22d of February, four days after the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, in Montgomery, the Collector of Customs, appointed by the rebel government in ..."

5. The Proposed Amendments to the Constitution of the United States During the by Herman Vandenburg Ames (1897)
"CHANGING THE DATE OF inauguration DAT AND THE TIME OF THE SESSIONS OF CONGRESS. The date of the expiration of the First and Second Congresses and of the ..."

6. Civilized America by Thomas Colley Grattan (1859)
"inauguration OF PRESIDENT HARRISON. Crowded state of Washington—Visits to Mr. Van Buren, and the retiring Ministers —inauguration Ceremonies—President ..."

7. Ten Years in Washington: Or, Inside Life and Scenes in Our National Capital by Mary Clemmer (1882)
"UNTOLD time, and trouble, and sixty thousand dollars were expended on the last inauguration ball building, and yet there was something the matter with the ..."

8. Thirty Years' View: Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1858)
"MARCH the 4th, at twelve o'clock, the Senate met in its chamber, as summoned to do by the retiring President, to be ready for the inauguration of the ..."

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