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Synonyms for initial
ɪˈnɪʃ əlini·tial

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Wiktionary3.0 / 2 votes

  1. initialadjective

    incipient, opening


  2. initialadjective

    To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.

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

    opening, incipient


  3. initialnoun

    In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit

    You can get your initials printed at the top.

    incipient, opening


  4. initialnoun

    drop cap, versal

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. initialadjective

    the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)

    "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name"


  2. initialverb

    occurring at the beginning

    "took the initial step toward reconciliation"


  3. initialverb

    mark with one's initials


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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. initialadjective

    first, at the beginning, at the head

  2. initialadjective

    incipient, commencing, beginning, in the first stages

  3. initialnoun

    first letter (of a name)

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  1. Stephen Jay Gould:

    “The literal record was not a hopelessly and imperfect fraction of truly insensible gradation within large populations but an accurate reflection of the actual process identified by evolutionists as the chief motor of biological change. The theory of punctuated equilibrium was, in its initial formulation, little more than this insight adumbrated.”

  2. Donald Trump:

    Initial polls conducted after the Democratic National Convention suggest that Hillary Clinton has received a convention bounce. In fact, it appears likely that Clinton’s bounce will exceed Donald Trump’s, whichmeasured at 3 to 4 percentage points. Thus, Clinton will potentially exit the conventions in a stronger position than she entered them, perhaps also making up for some of the ground she lost to Trump earlier in July. This is good news for Clinton, but we’ll need to wait a few weeks to see if she can sustain her bounce before we can conclude that the race has been fundamentally changed.

  3. The Marine:

    Data collected and lessons learned during OT-1 will lay the groundwork for F-35B deployments aboard U.S. Navy amphibious carriers now that the U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B Lightning II aircraft reached initial operational capability (IOC) on July 31, 2015.

  4. Prince Mohammed:

    There may be some hardships in the initial years. We will endure and then the economy will take off.

  5. Sheriff Laurie Smith:

    If the initial findings are true, then the Custody Deputy failed to meet the expectations of the department and we'll take appropriate action to deal with the deputy.

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  • أول, إنسيالArabic
  • inicials, inicial, obertura, caplletraCatalan, Valencian
  • počáteční, výchozíCzech
  • erster, Initiale, anfänglich, Anfangsbuchstabe, ursprünglich, InitialGerman
  • αρχικόςGreek
  • inicialSpanish
  • alkukirjain, varhainen, esi-, alustava, nimikirjaimet, alkuperäinen, alku-, anfangi, nimikirjaimilla, ensimmäinenFinnish
  • première lettre, initial, initiale, parapher, lettrineFrench
  • túslitirIrish
  • tùsailScottish Gaelic
  • प्रारंभिकHindi
  • սկզբնատառArmenian
  • inizialeItalian
  • 声母, 始め, 最初, イニシャル, 初期Japanese
  • ಆರಂಭಿಕKannada
  • 聲母, 성모Korean
  • initialLatin
  • beginletter, initiaal, voorletter, paraferenDutch
  • førsteNorwegian
  • inicjałPolish
  • inicial, inicialmentePortuguese
  • iniţialăRomanian
  • парафировать, инициаль, первый, буквица, исходный, первоначальный, первичный, начальный, оригинальный, начальная буква, инициалRussian
  • inicijal, иницијалSerbo-Croatian
  • initialSwedish
  • ஆரம்பTamil
  • แรกเริ่มThai
  • ilkTurkish
  • 聲母, thanh mẫuVietnamese
  • ערשטYiddish
  • 初始Chinese

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