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Definition of Initial


  1. Of or pertaining to the beginning; marking the commencement; incipient; commencing; as, the initial symptoms of a disease.
  2. Placed at the beginning; standing at the head, as of a list or series; as, the initial letters of a name.
  3. The first letter of a word or a name.
  4. To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.

Initial Quotations

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Hannah Arendt

You have to understand the Newark Riots - a lot of people understand that the pain was the initial explosion of anger and alienation, but after that, the response, sending the National Guard troops - a lot of violence was carried out and perpetrated by those who were allegedly coming here to protect residents.
Cory Booker

I've come to learn that my initial investment is more about the person versus the product that I am buying into. I've also learned that I really do enjoy giving worthy people an opportunity of a lifetime.
Daymond John

Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath.
Emily Dickinson

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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Initial Translations

initial in Afrikaans is voorletter
initial in Dutch is initiaal, voorletter
initial in Italian is iniziale
initial in Norwegian is forbokstav, begynnelses-
initial in Portuguese is inicial
initial in Spanish is primitivo, inicial
initial in Swedish is begynnelsebokstav, inledande
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