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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
in•i•tial /ɪˈnɪʃəl/USA pronunciation
adj., n., v., -tialed, -tial•ingor (esp. Brit.)-tialled, -tial•ling.
adj. [usually: before a noun]
of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning;
first:the initial step in a process.
an initial letter, as of a proper name:Your initials are the first letters of your first and last name.
v. [~ + object]
to mark or sign with the initials of one's name:initialed the report and filed it away.
in•i•tial•ly, adv. : Initially we didn't hear anything.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
initial /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ adj
- of, at, or concerning the beginning
vb ( -tials, -tialling, -tialled) ( US -tials, -tialing, -tialed)
- the first letter of a word, esp a person's name
- a large sometimes highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter or work
- a cell from which tissues and organs develop by division and differentiation; a meristematic cell
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin initiālis of the beginning, from initium beginning, literally: an entering upon, from inīre to go in, from in-² + īre to goinˈitialer, inˈitialler n inˈitially adv
- (transitive) to sign with one's initials, esp to indicate approval; endorse