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Definition of "inauguration" []

  • Formal induction into office. (noun)
  • A formal beginning or introduction. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inauguration" in a sentence
  • "Golf carts from a staging area to the steps near to a place of honor at the inauguration is a great idea."
  • "For most of them, getting to the inauguration is a daunting prospect."
  • "Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at your inauguration is a genuine blow to LGBT Americans, wrote Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign, in a letter to Mr. Obama today."