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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  beginning;  marking  the 
  commencement;  incipient;  commencing;  as  the  initial 
  symptoms  of  a  disease. 
 
  2.  Placed  at  the  beginning;  standing  at  the  head,  as  of  a 
  list  or  series;  as  the  initial  letters  of  a  name 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Initial  \In*i"tial\,  n. 
  The  first  letter  of  a  word  or  a  name 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  initial 
  adj  :  occurring  at  the  beginning;  "took  the  initial  step  toward 
  reconciliation" 
  n  :  the  first  letter  of  a  word  (especially  a  person's  name);  "he 
  refused  to  put  the  initials  FRS  after  his  name" 
  v  :  mark  with  one's  initials 




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