Definition of inauguration noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɪˌnɔːɡjəˈreɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˌnɔːɡjəˈreɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a special ceremony at which a new public official or leader is introduced or a building or organization is officially opened the President’s inauguration an inauguration speech
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the introduction of a new development or an important change the inauguration of an era of free trade

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