Formation vs Initiation - What's the difference?

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Formation is a related term of initiation.


As nouns the difference between formation and initiation

is that formation is formation while initiation is the act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.

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English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Something possessing structure or form.
  • The act of assembling a group or structure.
  • (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
  • (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
  • (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
  • The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
  • Synonyms

    * (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team * (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation

    initiation

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of initiating, or the process of being initiated or introduced; as, initiation into a society, into business, literature, etc.
  • The form or ceremony by which a person is introduced into any society; mode of entrance into an organized body; especially, the rite of admission into a secret society or order.
  • Synonyms

    * (act of initiating) beginning, start

    Antonyms

    * (act of initiating) conclusion, end