Meaning of INITIAL in English

INITIAL

adjective

1.

marking a commencement or constituting a start

initial symptoms of the disease

Synonyms: beginning, inceptive, incipient, initiative, initiatory, introductory, nascent

Related Word: basic, elementary, first, fundamental; embryonic, germinal; early, infant; antecedent; earliest, introductory, primary

Contrasted words: closing; concluding, conclusive; terminal, terminative; last, ultimate

Antonyms: final

2.

Synonyms: first 2, earliest, maiden, original, pioneer, primary, prime

3.

Synonyms: first 1, foremost, headmost, inaugural, leading

Antonyms: final

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