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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The start or beginning. Also: a graduation ceremony.

Usage examples (34)
  • The speeches at the commencement were very inspiring to the students.
  • Yes, commencement is supposed to be a pleasant day.
  • In pulling out, Coble said that commencement is for the seniors.
  • I imagine commencement is one of those events that epidemiologists worry about. for more
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