initial

a) Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin

Our initial admiration for their efficiency gave way to disgust about their methods

b) Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word

The initial stages of a syndrome may differ vastly from the final symptoms

2. noun
a) The first letter of a word or a name.

You can get your initials printed at the top.

b) In plural, the first letter of each word of a persons full name considered as a unit
3. verb
To sign ones initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.

Please initial each page and sign the contract in full at the bottom.


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  • initial — initial, iale, iaux [ inisjal, jo ] adj. et n. f. • 1130, rare av. fin XVIIe; lat. initialis, de initium « commencement » 1 ♦ Qui est au commencement, qui caractérise le commencement (de qqch.). État initial. ⇒ originel, primitif. Cause initiale …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Initial — In*i tial, a. [L. initialis, from initium a going in, entrance, beginning, fr. inire to go into, to enter, begin; pref. in in + ire to go: cf. F. initial. See {Issue}, and cf. {Commence}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to the beginning;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • initial — [i nish′əl] adj. [< Fr or L: Fr < L initialis < initium, a beginning < inire, to go into, enter upon, begin < in , into, in + ire, to go < IE base * ei > Goth iddja] having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the… …   English World dictionary

  • Initial — In*i tial, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Initialed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Initialing}.] To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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