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"inaugural" in British English

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inauguraladjective [before noun]

uk   /ɪˈnɔː.ɡjʊ.rəl/  us   /-ˈnɑː.ɡjɚ-/
(Definition of inaugural from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inaugural" in Business English

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inauguraladjective

uk   us   /ɪˈnɔːɡjərəl/
an inaugural speech is the first speech someone gives when ​starting an important new ​job: an inaugural address/lecture/speech In her inaugural speech, she ​identified the ​recruitment of ​top faculty ​talent to the university as one of her ​chiefgoals.
an inaugural ​event is the first in a ​series of ​plannedevents: He ​plans to be on the inaugural ​flight when the twinjet ​aircraft goes into ​service next month. He ​held the inaugural ​meeting on Friday of a ​council to ​forge common ​ground between ​union and ​businessleaders. an inaugural celebration/ceremony/​event
(Definition of inaugural from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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