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in·i·ti·a·tion

(in-i'shē-ā'shŭn),
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (that is, promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
4. The first step in a chain reaction.
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in·i·ti·a·tion

(i-nish'ē-ā'shŭn)
1. The first stage of tumor induction by a carcinogen; subtle alteration of cells by exposure to a carcinogenic agent so that they are likely to form a tumor on subsequent exposure to a promoting agent (promotion).
2. Starting point of replication or translation in macromolecule biosynthesis.
3. Start of chemical or enzymatic reaction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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MENTORING ROLEThe elders' council, known as K#297ama K#297a Ma, in Murang'a, through its branch chairman Rugami Wa Chomba, said in the Kikuyu tradition, the elders and the clan of the initiates were the ones who would take charge in mentoring and guiding the newly-circumcised men by taking them through teachings on their culture, traditions and taboos.He said before and after circumcision, the elders would train the boys' parents and the guardians how to "remain clean" so as not to interfere with the initiates' healing process.
After the cut the initiates and their guardians were brought from the field to a "seclusion" hut in the forest.
After the first image backup, any operator can initiate a disaster recovery operation by using the recovery CD.
Skull and Bones, insisted Robbins in a USA Today op-ed column, "does not run a secret world government, collaborate with Nazis or require initiates to lie naked in a coffin." Sober analysts of the partially submerged international Power Elite do not believe that Skull and Bones is running that hidden network.
The term "access device" does not include a check or draft used to capture the MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) encoding to initiate a one-time ACH debit.
After a dazzling display of drumming and parades of masks great and small, a remarkable event occurred: The initiates rejected the ritual female circumcision.
The notice also indicates that, to be consistent with the policy of encouraging voluntary compliance with proper tax accounting principles, the agent will not initiate an accounting method change if the change places the taxpayer in a more favorable position.
TEI believes that the finalization of a change in method of accounting should be binding on the IRS and the taxpayer until (1) there is a change in material fact, (2) there is a change in law, or (3) the taxpayer initiates and obtains the Commissioner's consent to change its method of accounting.
In fact, the first initiates in New York City were Puerto Ricans.
In other words, "free will" does not initiate action; rather, it stands guard, allowing some intentions to gain expression through appropriate muscle movements, and turning others back.
Automated teller machine operator means any person that operates an automated teller machine at which a consumer initiates an electronic fund transfer or a balance inquiry and that does not hold the account to or from which the transfer is made, or about which an inquiry is made.
Backup data is written directly from disk to tape and the application server simply initiates the backup application and maintains the controlling software.