Noun an act or instance of commencing beginning the commencement of hostilities. The ceremony of conferring degrees or granting diplomas at the end of the academic year.
Fml the beginning of something the senates commencement of closed-door deliberations a commencement is also a ceremony at which students formally receive their diplomas ( documents to show they have successfully completed their studies).
Commencement noun beginning, start, opening, launch, birth, origin, dawn, outset, onset, initiation, inauguration, inception, embarkation all applicants should be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of this course.
commencement definition the commencement of something is its beginning.