Meaning of INITIAL in English

INITIAL

■ adjective existing or occurring at the beginning.

■ noun the first letter of a name or word.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ling , ~led ; US ~s , ~ing , ~ed ) mark or sign with one's ~s as a sign of approval or endorsement.

Derivatives

~ly adverb

Origin

C16: from L. ~is , from initium 'beginning'.

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