Meaning of INITIAL in English

INITIAL

(~s, ~ling, ~led)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: in AM, use '~ing', '~ed'

1.

You use ~ to describe something that happens at the beginning of a process.

The ~ reaction has been excellent...

ADJ: ADJ n

2.

Initials are the capital letters which begin each word of a name. For example, if your full name is Michael Dennis Stocks, your ~s will be M.D.S.

...a silver Porsche car with her ~s JB on the side.

N-COUNT: usu pl, oft poss N

3.

If someone ~s an official document, they write their ~s on it, for example to show that they have seen it or that they accept or agree with it.

Would you mind ~ing this voucher?...

VERB: V n

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