Commenced Commences

Commencement

Meanings and phrases

commencement

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the time at which something is supposed to begin; beginning; first; outset; get-go; start; kickoff; starting time; showtime; offset
  2. the act of starting something; beginning; start
  3. an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred; commencement exercise; commencement ceremony; graduation; graduation exercise

commencement ceremony

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred; commencement; commencement exercise; graduation; graduation exercise
E.g.
  • The first commencement ceremony was held with 625 graduates.
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick, a social justice activist, at its commencement ceremony.
  • sitting in the House of Lords, attending a royal levee, or commencement ceremony.

commencement day

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the day on which university degrees are conferred; degree day

commencement exercise

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred; commencement; commencement ceremony; graduation; graduation exercise

commencement address

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1989 another ALM graduate gave the commencement address.
  • Allen has twice delivered the commencement address at New College.
  • 15 jersey while delivering the commencement address at the 2007 graduation.

commencement speaker

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In May 2011, Wiesel served as the Washington University in St. Louis commencement speaker.
  • On May 24, 2018, Brookbank was the commencement speaker at Luzerne County (Pa.) Community College.
  • In May 2011, Venter was the commencement speaker at the 157th commencement of Syracuse University.

commencement speech

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On May 16, 2004, Venter gave the commencement speech at Boston University.
  • President Obama delivered the commencement speech for the Spring 2009 Commencement Ceremony.
  • She delivered the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2017 as part of the award ceremony.

before the commencement

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The markers are loaded in lanes adjacent to sample lanes before the commencement of the run.
  • He also moved it to the new date of the final Sunday of the liturgical year, before the commencement of a new liturgical year on the First Sunday of Advent (the earliest date for which is 27 November).
  • In 2003, the Azores saw international attention when United States president George W. Bush, British prime minister Tony Blair and Spanish prime minister José María Aznar and Portuguese prime minister José Manuel Durão Barroso held a summit there days before the commencement of the Iraq War.
Wordnet