Associations to the word «Commencement»
COMMENCEMENT, noun. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.
COMMENCEMENT, noun. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
COMMENCEMENT, noun. A graduation ceremony, from a school, college or university.
COMMENCEMENT, noun. The time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her".
COMMENCEMENT, noun. An academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred.
COMMENCEMENT, noun. The act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations".
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