Definition of inauguration in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪˌnɔːɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period: the inauguration of an independent prosecution service
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  • A ceremony was held earlier in the day to mark the inauguration of the program.
  • He was also responsible for the inauguration of the Empire Service, which has been held in Cheltenham for a number of years.
  • This destroyed the majority on which the Directors had been able to rely since the inauguration of the constitution.
initiation, institution, setting up, launch, establishment, foundation, founding, origination, formation;
beginning, start, inception
formal commencement
installation, instatement, induction, swearing in;
coronation, enthronement, crowning
dedication, consecration;
1.1The formal admission of someone to office: the President’s inauguration
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  • He also performed at a concert during the week of the president's inauguration.
  • You know, we talked about the idea of a potential terrorist threat against the inauguration.
  • However, the main flyover will be ready for inauguration by December 2004.
1.2 [count noun] A ceremony to mark the beginning or introduction of something: the inauguration of the Modern Art Museum
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  • The Chief Minister requested the Railway Minister to fix the date for its inauguration, preferably next month.
  • The inauguration will be followed by cultural events where at least 50 colleges are expected to participate.
  • In Hannover, fireworks marked the inauguration of the AWD arena.

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