Meaning of INITIAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪˈnɪʃəl ]

adj., n., & v. --adj. of, existing, or occurring at the beginning (initial stage; initial expenses). --n. 1 = initial letter. 2 (usu. in pl.) the first letter or letters of the words of a (esp. a person's) name or names. (initialled, initialling; US initialed, initialing) mark or sign with one's initials. øinitial letter (or consonant) a letter or consonant at the beginning of a word. initial teaching alphabet a 44-letter phonetic alphabet used to help those beginning to read and write English. øøinitially adv. [L initialis f. initium beginning f. inire init- go in]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.