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commencement

com·mence·ment

commencement

pronunciation:
k mens mnt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in schools or colleges, the graduation ceremony or day.
synonyms:
baccalaureate, graduation
similar words:
morning
definition 2: the act or occasion of beginning.
synonyms:
beginning, initiation, start
similar words:
advent, birth, creation, dawn, first, genesis, germ, inception, opening, origin, outset