Definition of instigation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

instigation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɪnstəˈɡeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the act of causing something to begin or happen An appeal fund was launched at the instigation of the President. It was done at his instigation.
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