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English definition of “initial”

initial

adjective [before noun] uk   /ɪˈnɪʃ.əl/ us  
B2 of or at the beginning: My initial surprise was soon replaced by delight. Initial reports say that seven people have died, though this has not yet been confirmed.First and firstly

initial

initial

verb [T] uk   /ɪˈnɪʃ.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) us  
to write your initials on something: I initialled the documents and returned them to personnel.Signing and signatures
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