- the act of graduating or earning a university degree, usually a master's or doctor's degree, especially at Cambridge University.
- the graduation ceremony; commencement.
Origin of inception
Examples from the Web for inception
And yet our country has redefined citizenship in some extraordinary ways since its inception.The Progressive Case Against Birthright Citizenship|Keli Goff|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he has been involved in the Mind and Life Institute, the sponsor of the ISCS conference, from its inception.
Since its inception, Hamas has had close ties with Iran, but relations soured when civil war broke out in Syria.A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists|IranWire|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With the incredible surge in popularity of online dating since its inception, countless niche communities have popped up.
As Gordon explained: “MPAC has had a significant impact on the development of this project from its inception.”For Muslims, Howard Gordon’s ‘Tyrant’ Is a Step in the Right Direction|Dean Obeidallah|June 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why should a novel about the Stock Exchange 'owe its inception' to a Highland lassie?The Right Stuff|Ian Hay
Such was the inception of a great public work which cost more than half a million sterling.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose
At its inception its whole capital was swallowed by the treasury.
The Golden Rule in action has its inception in the love of man for his fellow-man.The Reconstructed School|Francis B. Pearson
But the effect in England at the inception of the enterprise was electrical.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for inception
Word Origin and History for inception
early 15c., "beginning, starting," from Middle French incepcion and directly from Latin inceptionem (nominative inceptio) "a beginning, undertaking," noun of action from past participle stem of incipere "begin, take in hand," from in- "in, on" (see in- (2)) + cipere comb. form of capere "take, seize" (see capable).