[ noun ] the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


"she looked forward to her initiation as an adult" "the foundation of a new scientific society" "he regards the fork as a modern introduction"

Used in print

(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)

Another source of intellectual stimulus was opened to her at that time by the founding of Johns_Hopkins_University within walking distance of home .

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

If of the founders of glottochronology Swadesh has escaped our steady plodding , and Lees has repudiated his own share in the founding , that is no reason why we should swerve .