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Definition 1: the first letter of a word (especially a person's name) - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • he refused to put the initials FRS after his name

(initial is a kind of ...) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

"his grandmother taught him his letters"

Definition 2: mark with one's initials - [verb of communication]

(initial is a kind of ...) be engaged by a written agreement

"He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18" "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"

(initial implies ...) give sanction to

"I approve of his educational policies"

Definition 3: occurring at the beginning - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • took the initial step toward reconciliation

(initial is similar to ...) preceding all others in time or space or degree

"the first house on the right" "the first day of spring" "his first political race" "her first baby" "the first time" "the first meetings of the new party" "the first phase of his training"

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