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1 initial ˈnɪʃəl/ adjective
1 initial
ˈnɪʃəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of INITIAL
always used before a noun
: occurring at the beginning of something

— initially

ˈnɪʃəli/ adverb
2 initial ˈnɪʃəl/ noun
plural initials
2 initial
ˈnɪʃəl/
noun
plural initials
Learner's definition of INITIAL
[count] : a first letter of a name
initials [plural] : the first letters of each of a person's names
3 initial ˈnɪʃəl/ verb
initials US initialed or British initialled US initialing or British initialling
3 initial
ˈnɪʃəl/
verb
initials US initialed or British initialled US initialing or British initialling
Learner's definition of INITIAL
[+ object]
: to mark (something) with your initials
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