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Adjective: initial  i'ni-shul
  1. Occurring at the beginning
    "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
Noun: initial  i'ni-shul
  1. The first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
    "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"
Verb: initial (initialled,initialling, or [US] initialed,initialing)  i'ni-shul
  1. Mark with one's initials

Derived forms: initials, initialing, initialed, initialling, initialled

See also: first

Type of: alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet, sign

Encyclopedia: Initial, Change, Equilibrium