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Definition 1: the ceremonial induction into a position - [noun denoting act]

Samples where inaugural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

Synonyms for inaugural in the sense of this definition

(inaugural is a kind of ...) a formal entry into an organization or position or office

"his initiation into the club" "he was ordered to report for induction into the army" "he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame"

(inaugural is a part of ...) an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)

Definition 2: an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for inaugural in the sense of this definition

(inaugural is a kind of ...) the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience

"he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"

(... is part of inaugural) the ceremonial induction into a position

"the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

(inaugural belongs to a domain located in ...) North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776

Definition 3: occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inaugural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the President's inaugural address
  • an inaugural ball

Definition 4: serving to set in motion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inaugural or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the magazine's inaugural issue
  • the initiative phase in the negotiations
  • an initiatory step toward a treaty
  • his first (or maiden) speech in Congress
  • the liner's maiden voyage

Synonyms for inaugural in the sense of this definition

(inaugural is similar to ...) first or beginning

"the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth" "the play's opening scene"

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