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Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing.
James Caan

Meaning of "initial" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD INITIAL

From Latin initiālis of the beginning, from initium beginning, literally: an entering upon, from inīre to go in, from in-² + īre to go.
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PRONUNCIATION OF INITIAL

initial  [ɪˈnɪʃəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INITIAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Initial is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb initial in English.

WHAT DOES INITIAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Initial

In a written or published work, an initial is a letter at the beginning of a word, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. The word is derived from the Latin initialis, which means standing at the beginning. An initial often is several lines in height and in older books or manuscripts, sometimes ornately decorated. In illuminated manuscripts, initials with images inside them, such as those illustrated here, are known as historiated initials. They were an invention of the Insular art of the British Isles in the eighth century. Initials containing, typically, plant-form spirals with small figures of animals or humans that do not represent a specific person or scene are known as "inhabited" initials. Certain important initials, such as the B of Beatus vir... at the opening of Psalm 1 at the start of a vulgate Latin psalter, could occupy a whole page of a manuscript. These specific initials, in an illuminated manuscript, also were called Initiums.

Definition of initial in the English dictionary

The first definition of initial in the dictionary is of, at, or concerning the beginning. Other definition of initial is the first letter of a word, esp a person's name. Initial is also a large sometimes highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter or work.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO INITIAL

PRESENT

Present
I initial
you initial
he/she/it initials
we initial
you initial
they initial
Present continuous
I am initialling
you are initialling
he/she/it is initialling
we are initialling
you are initialling
they are initialling
Present perfect
I have initialled
you have initialled
he/she/it has initialled
we have initialled
you have initialled
they have initialled
Present perfect continuous
I have been initialling
you have been initialling
he/she/it has been initialling
we have been initialling
you have been initialling
they have been initialling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I initialled
you initialled
he/she/it initialled
we initialled
you initialled
they initialled
Past continuous
I was initialling
you were initialling
he/she/it was initialling
we were initialling
you were initialling
they were initialling
Past perfect
I had initialled
you had initialled
he/she/it had initialled
we had initialled
you had initialled
they had initialled
Past perfect continuous
I had been initialling
you had been initialling
he/she/it had been initialling
we had been initialling
you had been initialling
they had been initialling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will initial
you will initial
he/she/it will initial
we will initial
you will initial
they will initial
Future continuous
I will be initialling
you will be initialling
he/she/it will be initialling
we will be initialling
you will be initialling
they will be initialling
Future perfect
I will have initialled
you will have initialled
he/she/it will have initialled
we will have initialled
you will have initialled
they will have initialled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been initialling
you will have been initialling
he/she/it will have been initialling
we will have been initialling
you will have been initialling
they will have been initialling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would initial
you would initial
he/she/it would initial
we would initial
you would initial
they would initial
Conditional continuous
I would be initialling
you would be initialling
he/she/it would be initialling
we would be initialling
you would be initialling
they would be initialling
Conditional perfect
I would have initial
you would have initial
he/she/it would have initial
we would have initial
you would have initial
they would have initial
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been initialling
you would have been initialling
he/she/it would have been initialling
we would have been initialling
you would have been initialling
they would have been initialling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you initial
we let´s initial
you initial
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to initial
Past participle
initialled
Present Participle
initialling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INITIAL


artificial
ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəl
beneficial
ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃəl
extrajudicial
ˌɛkstrədʒuːˈdɪʃəl
facial
ˈfeɪʃəl
geospatial
ˌdʒiːəʊˈspeɪʃəl
interfacial
ˌɪntəˈfeɪʃəl
interracial
ˌɪntəˈreɪʃəl
interstitial
ˌɪntəˈstɪʃəl
judicial
dʒuːˈdɪʃəl
maxillofacial
mækˌsɪləʊˈfeɪʃəl
official
əˈfɪʃəl
prejudicial
ˌprɛdʒʊˈdɪʃəl
racial
ˈreɪʃəl
sacrificial
ˌsækrɪˈfɪʃəl
seneschal
ˈsɛnɪʃəl
spatial
ˈspeɪʃəl
superficial
ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃəl
tribunicial
ˌtrɪbjʊˈnɪʃəl
tribunitial
ˌtrɪbjʊˈnɪʃəl
unofficial
ˌʌnəˈfɪʃəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INITIAL

inisle
Initial Teaching Alphabet
initialer
initialisation
initialism
initialization
initialize
initialled
initialler
initialling
initially
initialness
initiate
initiation
initiation rite
initiative
initiative test
initiatively
initiator
initiatory

WORDS THAT END LIKE INITIAL

adventitial
cardinalitial
comitial
confidential
differential
essential
excrementitial
gentilitial
influential
martial
natalitial
partial
potential
presidential
primitial
recrementitial
residential
solstitial
substantial
syncytial

Synonyms and antonyms of initial in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INITIAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «initial» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of initial

Translation of «initial» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INITIAL

Find out the translation of initial to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of initial from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «initial» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

最初的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

inicial
570 millions of speakers

English

initial
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

प्रारंभिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِبْتِدَائِيٌّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

начальный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

inicial
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রাথমিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

initial
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Awal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anfänglich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

最初の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

초기의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhisikan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ban đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆரம்ப
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्रारंभिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ilk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

iniziale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wstępny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

початковий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

inițial
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αρχικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanvanklike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inledande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

innledende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of initial

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «INITIAL»

The term «initial» is very widely used and occupies the 4.022 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «INITIAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about initial

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10 QUOTES WITH «INITIAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word initial.
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Jack Abramoff
I got into lobbying kind of against my will at first. I frankly didn't want to be a lobbyist, but I realized that in lobbying I could do things politically that were interesting to me and do some what I thought would be good. I'm not sure it all turned out like that, but at least that was some of the initial thinking.
2
Jensen Ackles
I get nervous around girls for the first time. Once I'm in, I can take the reins and go. It's just the initial approach I'm really bad at.
3
Carlos Alazraqui
Movies, obviously, are a little more lucrative. The initial paycheck is better.
4
Jennifer Armintrout
Hugh Howey and Amanda Hocking come to mind immediately as authors who managed to build a successful following without the initial support of a large publisher.
5
Daisy Berkowitz
It all begins with the initial tone coming from the cabinet, but EQ at the board is very important.
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Lee Bermejo
Color is definitely an important factor for me during all phases of producing a cover. I always start out with a loose idea of what I want to see when I'm doing my initial sketches. This choice can be informed by anything, but I usually tend to lean toward more simple color schemes... something with a very obvious push between warms and cools.
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Guy Berryman
I don't concentrate on technical things like where a microphone is placed and things like that. As a producer, I try to keep the initial feeling from when I first heard a song and make sure we do what were initially aiming for.
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Cory Booker
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.
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Brenda Brathwaite
From initial concept to final build, 'Train' was close to a year in development. Much of this was research and letting the dynamics of the project come to the surface.
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James Caan
Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INITIAL»

Discover the use of initial in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to initial and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Alphabet Killer: The True Story of the Double Initial Murders
This factual account, the first book fully devoted to the case, explores the crime and the ongoing investigation.
Cheri L. Farnsworth, 2010
2
Corporate Governance and Initial Public Offerings: An ...
A major international study on corporate governance and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in twenty-one countries.
Alessandro Zattoni (Prof.), William Judge, 2012
3
Initial Public Offerings (IPO): An International Perspective ...
After the cooling off of IPOs since the dot com bubble, Google has rekindled the fire for IPOs.
Greg N. Gregoriou, 2011
4
Beyond Initial Response: Using the National Incident ...
In addition to the new chapters, the section of the book that covers the Safety Officer has been significantly expanded, concentrating on hazard analysis. You will also find some new "tools" in the appendixes of the book.
Tim Deal, Michael De Bettencourt, Vickie Deal, 2010
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Beyond Initial Reading (RLE Edu I)
John Potts. contained in a page of text. If she is told a story she can remember quite a lot of detail about it. 197112 Joyce is now able to read a story and grasp the essential details of it, although she still has difficulty with specialised texts, ...
John Potts, 2012
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New Product Development: From Initial Idea to Product Management
Annacchino's book will maximize return on development dollars invested by providing the reader with an interdisciplinary understanding of the new product development process.
Marc A. Annacchino, 2003
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Initial-Boundary Problems and the Navier-Stokes Equation
Thus, to first approximation, the initial data have to satisfy the divergence relation. Differentiation of (10.1.3b) with respect to t gives us EPtz = —(uzt +111”) = A1) + H(u, v) — FI -— Gy. Here H (u, v) is an expression in u, v and its space ...
Heinz-Otto Kreiss, Jens Lorenz, 2004
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Initial Interviewing: What Students Want to Know
This insightful text is accompanied by an extensive interactive video resource presenting model interviews in different settings and with different clients, practitioners sharing their experiences, the nuts and bolts of interviews, and much ...
Tricia McClam, Marianne Woodside, 2009
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President Ronald Reagan's Initial Actions Project
Featuring a special Introduction by Arthur B. Laffer, who also worked in the Reagan White House, President Ronald Reagan’s Initial Actions Project puts the IAP action plan in perspective and provides valuable insight into the most ...
White House Staff, 2009
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How to Pass the Police Initial Recruitment Test
This text describes the written test that forms part of the selection process for the police forces of England and Wales, also providing ample practice material on verbal usage, checking, number problems, and verbal logical reasoning.
Ken Thomas, Harry Tolley, Catherine Tolley, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INITIAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term initial is used in the context of the following news items.
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Beta version of Cortana for Android leaks online, screenshots and …
Beta version of Cortana for Android leaks online, screenshots and initial impressions included. Posted: 17 Jul 2015, 13:25 , by Mihai A. Tags: Android-Android+ ... «Phone Arena, Jul 15»
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Initial unemployment claims rise - Washington Times
Initial unemployment claims rise. By - Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
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Yahoo: Initial SEC Filing For Planned Spin-Off Of Stake In Alibaba …
(RTTNews.com) - Yahoo! Inc ( YHOO ) on Friday announced the initial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
4
Bob Hope Airport's new center finished at higher cost than initial
Bob Hope Airport's new transportation center was completed at a cost of $117.6 million — about $5 million more than the initial estimates. «Burbank Leader, Jul 15»
5
California Southern University Granted Initial Accreditation by the …
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Southern University has been granted initial accreditation for five years by the Western ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week, CORRECTION …
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager ... «CanadianBusiness.com, Jul 15»
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ICI, a New Financial Marketplace for Indian Cloud Service Providers …
ICI, a New Financial Marketplace for Indian Cloud Service Providers Launches Initial Trades. By Anirban Roy. July 17, 2015 21:28 IST. Post comment Share on ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
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Initial testing of the Wendelstein 7-X magnetic field - Phys.org
The evidence: the fluorescent rod makes closed, nested magnetic surfaces visible – the magnetic field cage for the plasma is exactly as it ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
9
US Initial Jobless Claims at Highest Level since February - Market …
Initial jobless claims are reported weekly by the U.S. Department of Labor. They show the number of people filing for jobless benefits for the first ... «Market Realist, Jul 15»
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This labor and benefits lawyer wrote the initial Kobe Bryant NBA …
You may or may not have seen this legendary Kobe Bryant scouting report before. You know, the one that lauds his ability to play all five ... «USA TODAY High School Sports, Jul 15»

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