initiation

  1. a formal entry into a position or office
  2. starting something for the first time
  3. an act that sets in motion some course of events

Initiation

The formal ceremony performed when someone joins a Wiccan Coven or is initiated throughout the Three Degrees. Self-initiations are performed by solitary Witches, as inner sign of total dedication of the Wiccan Religion throughout the Three Degree system.

Initiation

[Theosophy] Initiation is a concept in Theosophy that there are nine levels of spiritual development that beings who live on Earth can progress upward through. Within these levels, there are four basic levels of spiritual development that human beings on Earth progress through as they reincarnate, although evil acts may cause bad karma whic...
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Initiation

To be formally accepted into a Tradition or coven.
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Initiation

the ceremony of introducing to fresh knowledge concerning anything. Applied to the rite of admission into the sacred mysteries.
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initiation

[n] - a formal entry into a position or office 2. [n] - the act of starting something for the first time
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initiation

A reaction or process generating free radicals (or some other reactive reaction intermediates) which then induce a chain reaction. For example, in the chlorination of alkanes by a radical mechanism the initiation step is the dissociation of molecular chlorine.
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Initiation

In·i`ti·a'tion noun [ Latin initiatio : confer French initiation .] 1. The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc. 'The initiation of courses of events.' Pope. 2...
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initiation

1. The first stage of tumour induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumour upon subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (promotion). ... 2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis. ... 3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction. ...
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initiation

induction noun 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`
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initiation

foundation noun 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`; `he regards the fork as a modern introduction`
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Initiation

• (n.) The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc. • (n.) The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.Initiation: wo...
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initiation

(from the article `cancer`) Experiments with chemical compounds demonstrate that the induction of tumours involves two clear steps: initiation and promotion. Initiation is ... ...immune system are thought to produce tumours by impairing cell-mediated immunity, which is important in the normal elimination of tumour cells. ... [2 relat...
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initiation

(from the article `chain reaction`) A chemical chain reaction proceeds by a sequence generally subdivided into three stages: (1) Initiation, in which a reactive intermediate, which may ... ...contain an unpaired electron (represented by a dot in the molecular formula) and, therefore, are highly reactive chemical molecules. The basic ......
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Initiation

[The Office] `Initiation` is the fifth episode of the third season of the American comedy television series The Office—the show`s 33rd overall. Written by B. J. Novak, who also acts in the show as Ryan Howard, and directed by Randall Einhorn, the episode first aired in the United States on October 19, 2006 on NBC. In the episode Ryan is t...
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initiation

An unexperienced child or adolescent is introduced to the world of adults by facing a key situation in his / her life in which the hero /heroine has to make an important decision. Literary critics have applied this term for both a type of short story and its theme. Basically the term is derived from anthropology, where it is employed to describe th...
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initiation

initiation, the transition and attendant ceremonies, such as ordeals and rites, involved in passing from one state or status to another, often from childhood to adulthood. It was among the most important social institutions of early humans. The ordeal measures the initiate's worthiness to enter the ...
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initiation

Type: Term Pronunciation: in-i′shē-ā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (promotion). 2. Starting point of replication or translation in ma...
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Initiation

The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of active membership. Each chapter has a different set of requirements in order to be initiated.
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initiation

The
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Initiation

[chemistry] Chain Initiation: A free radical reaction mechanism step that has no radical reactant (s) and give radical product (s). In chemistry, initiation is a chemical reaction that triggers one or more secondary reactions. Often the initiation reaction generates a reactive intermediate from a stable molecule which is then involved in se...
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Initiation

[disambiguation] An initiation is a rite of passage ceremony. It may also refer to the following: ==Music== ==Science== ==Spirituality== ==Television== ==Literature== ...
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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.....
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Initiation

In botany, the name (Latin dedication, introduction) for the commencement of the development of a future fructification of a plant. The Gescheine are already foreshadowed in the previous year as a tiny plant tissue in the forming winter buds (initiated = initiated). The earnings-related winter buds with the engines, leaf and Gescheinsanlagen next y...
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Initiation

The first step in translation; occurs when a messenger RNA molecule, a ribosomal subunit, and a tran
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