initiation

  • 1 INITIATION — L’emploi du terme «initiation» s’est généralisé aujourd’hui pour signifier le fait de mettre au courant un individu aussi bien d’une science, d’un art que d’une profession (par exemple: initiation aux mathématiques), alors qu’il désignait… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Initiation — bezeichnet die Einführung eines Außenstehenden (eines Anwärters) in eine Gemeinschaft oder seinen Aufstieg in einen anderen persönlichen Seinszustand, beispielsweise vom Kind zum Erwachsenen, von der Novizin zur Nonne oder vom Laien zum Schamanen …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 Initiation — In*i ti*a tion, n. [L. initiatio: cf. F. initiation.] [1913 Webster] 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 initiation — initiation, initiation rites Rituals associated with the passage from childhood to adulthood, from one age set to another, or the entry into membership of secret societies. Aspects of initiation influenced van Gennep s study of rites of passage …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 5 initiation — 1580s, from M.Fr. initiation or directly from L. initiationem (nom. initiatio) participation in secret rites, noun of action from pp. stem of initiare originate, initiate, from initium (see INITIAL (Cf. initial)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 Initiation — (lat.), Einweihung, Einführung in eine Wissenschaft etc …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 7 initiation — index admittance (acceptance), discipline (training), genesis, inception, inflow, installation …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 initiation — *beginning, genesis, rise Analogous words: starting or start, commencing or commencement (see corresponding verbs at BEGIN): introducing or introduction, entering or entrance (see corresponding verbs at ENTER) Contrasted words: finishing or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 initiation — [n] start, introduction admission, baptism, beginning, commencement, debut, enrollment, entrance, inaugural, inauguration, inception, indoctrination, induction, installation, instatement, investiture, preliminaries; concepts 221,386 Ant. close,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 initiation — [i nish΄ē ā′shən] n. [L initiatio] 1. an initiating or being initiated 2. the ceremony by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Initiation — Pour les articles homonymes, voir initiation (homonymie) et initiation chrétienne. Rituel d’initiation dans le Zoroastrisme Initiation (lat, initiatio, init …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 12 Initiation — otherusesInitiation is a rite of passage ceremony 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… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 Initiation — Einweihung; Aufnahme * * * In|i|ti|a|ti|on 〈[ tsja ] f. 20〉 1. Einweihung 2. Aufnahme in einen Geheimbund 3. 〈bei traditionellen Völkern〉 bei Eintritt in die Pubertät erfolgende feierl. Aufnahme der Jungen, bei manchen Völkern auch der Mädchen,… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 initiation — i|ni|ti|a|tion [ıˌnıʃiˈeıʃən] n [U and C] 1.) the process of officially introducing someone into a club or group, or of introducing a young person to adult life, often with a special ceremony ▪ The club has an initiation ceremony for new members …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 initiation — [[t]ɪnɪ̱ʃie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] initiations 1) N UNCOUNT: usu the N of n The initiation of something is the starting of it. They announced the initiation of a rural development programme... There was a year between initiation and completion. 2) N VAR:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 initiation — UK [ɪˌnɪʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms initiation : singular initiation plural initiations 1) [countable/uncountable] a process or ceremony in which someone becomes a member of an organization or group a secret initiation initiation… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 initiation — noun INITIATION + NOUN ▪ ceremony, rite, ritual ▪ an initiation ceremony for new members of the organization ▪ process ▪ phase, stage …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 Initiation —    Shamans are sometimes distinguished from other religious or cultural leaders by a particular style of initiation. In contrast with priests, who are normally educated by other priests in the technical procedures and necessary knowledge for… …

    Historical dictionary of shamanism

  • 19 initiation — n. 1) to conduct an initiation 2) an initiation into (an initiation into a fraternity) * * * [ɪˌnɪʃɪ eɪʃ(ə)n] to conduct an initiation an initiation into (an initiation into a fraternity) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 20 initiation — in|i|ti|a|tion [ ı,nıʃi eıʃn ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a process or ceremony in which someone becomes a member of an organization or group: a secret initiation initiation rites/rituals/ceremonies 2. ) uncount FORMAL the act of making something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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