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in·i·tial

initial

 
 
pronunciation:
ih nI shl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of the beginning; first.
My initial impression of him was that he was a bully.
synonyms:
first, original, primary
antonyms:
final
similar words:
beginning, introductory, maiden, opening, prime, starting
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (usually plural) the first letters in a person's name.
The artist put her initials in the corner of her painting.
similar words:
character, mark, monogram
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: initials, initialing, initialed
definition: to mark with one's initials.
Please initial each paragraph to show that you have read and understood it.
similar words:
mark, monogram, sign
derivation: initially (adv.)
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The word initial contains the following part:
init Latin root that means beginning
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