Associations to the word «Initial»


INITIAL, adjective. Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin.
INITIAL, adjective. Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word.
INITIAL, noun. The first letter of a word or a name.
INITIAL, noun. In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit
INITIAL, noun. (typesetting) (calligraphy) A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document.
INITIAL, noun. (phonology) onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology.
INITIAL, verb. (transitive) To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.
INITIAL MASS FUNCTION, noun. (astronomy) a relationship that specifies the mass distribution of a newly formed stellar population
INITIAL OBJECT, noun. (category theory) An object within a category which sends out arrows to all other objects in that category, and such that each of these arrows is unique.
INITIAL OBJECTS, noun. Plural of initial object
INITIAL POINT, noun. In surveying, the point where the principal meridian crosses the baseline.
INITIAL POINTS, noun. Plural of initial point
INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING, noun. (US) (business) The first offering to members of the public of stock in a company, normally followed by a listing of that stock on a stock exchange.
INITIAL REJECT, noun. (manufacturing) An item that is not terminally defective but fails to meet the manufacturer's technical standards for sale through its normal retail channels.

Dictionary definition

INITIAL, noun. The first letter of a word (especially a person's name); "he refused to put the initials FRS after his name".
INITIAL, verb. Mark with one's initials.
INITIAL, adjective. Occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation".

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis