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 for embarkation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Embarkation \Em`bar*ka"tion\, n.
     1. The act of putting or going on board of a vessel; as, the
        embarkation of troops.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is embarked; as, an embarkation of Jesuits.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or
           aircraft [syn: boarding, embarkation, embarkment]
           [ant: debarkation, disembarkation, disembarkment]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "embarkation":
     boarding, coming out, curtain raiser, debut, disembarkation,
     embarkment, emplanement, enplanement, entrainment,
     first appearance, floating, flotation, hopoff, inaugural address,
     inauguration, induction, initiation, installation, installment,
     introduction, launching, maiden speech, opener, preliminary,
     takeoff, unveiling

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