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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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This smile of the worthy descendant of the most ancient sea-folk whose audacity and hardihood had left no trace of greatness and glory upon the waters, completed the cycle of my initiation. There was an infinite depth of hereditary wisdom in its pitying sadness.
It was not for him to discern upon me the marks of my recent initiation. And yet I was not exactly the same youngster who had taken the boat away - all impatience for a race against death, with the prize of nine men's lives at the end.
"If you are resolved, I must begin your initiation," said the Rhetor coming closer to Pierre.
However, accept what I propose to you as an initiation into Parisian life -- a life of politeness, visiting, and introductions." Monte Cristo bowed without making any answer; he accepted the offer without enthusiasm and without regret, as one of those conventions of society which every gentleman looks upon as a duty.
When McMurdo awoke next morning he had good reason to remember his initiation into the lodge.
'It always grieves me, ' I observed, roused by what I took to be his selfishness, 'it always grieves me to contemplate the initiation of children into the ways of life, when they are scarcely more than infants.
So marked was the change in her manner, such depths of sad initiation did it imply, that, with some doubts as to my delicacy, I put the case anew to my village oracle, Harmon Gow; but got for my pains only an uncomprehending grunt.
There would be three goats for the initiation of the three youths into full-fledged warriorship, and besides these he had received several gifts of grain and beads, together with a piece of copper wire from admiring and terrified members of his audience.
I had never seen Italy; the privilege of initiation should be his.
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Among his notable contributions were the initiation of the organizational development-human resource development program, initiation and maintenance of transparency, initiation of policy of citizens participation, development of service delivery capabilities in terms of infrastructure, health and nutrition, peace and order, livelihood and employment, housing, among others, all for the Iloilo provincial government.