initial initial  /ɪ ˈnɪ ʃəl/


  1. (n) the first letter of a word (especially a person's name)
  2. (v) mark with one's initials
  3. (adj) occurring at the beginning


  1. Hes not been very cooperative, said the official, who read the transcript of the initial interrogation report taken during the first questioning session.
  2. The initial spot also consciously mimics the themes from one of the most famous, and controversial, attack ads in modern political history, the Willie Horton ad.
  3. Spring's fun fashion trend is all about being a cheerleader for yourself: everything from bags to bikinis comes with your initial on it.


  1. Press Releases: Initial Design Team Shortlist Announced for New U.S. Embassy in Beirut

    Initial Design Team Shortlist Announced for New U.S. Embassy in Beirut Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 18, 2013 The Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) has shortlisted six design teams for the new U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. The shortlisted teams are: Diller Scofidio + Renfro Mack Scogin Merrill Elam/AECOM Morphosis Architects Rafael ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: U.S. Department of State

  2. Noodles prices initial public offering at between $13 and $15 a share

    Broomfield-based Noodles & Co. priced its initial public offering Monday saying 5,357,143 shares of Class A common would be offered at an anticipated price of between $13 and $15 a share.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Broomfield Enterprise

  3. Initial Findings from PARADOX, Largest and Most Comprehensive Research Analyzing the Burden of Hypoparathyroidism ...

    NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company pioneering and delivering therapies that transform the lives of patients with rare diseases worldwide, yesterday presented initial findings from PARADOX, which is believed to be the largest and most comprehensive collection of research to date analyzing the burden of illness for hypoparathyroidism.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. "The substantial premium reflected in our initial proposal anticipated a friendly transaction with you," wrote Ballmer. "If we are forced to take an offer directly to your shareholders, that action will have an undesirable impact on the value...
    on Apr 7, 2008 By: Steve Ballmer Source:

  2. "The United States has made an initial aid contribution, but we want to do a lot more," Bush said. "We're prepared to move US Navy assets to help find those who've lost their lives, to help find the missing, to help stabilize the situation....
    on May 6, 2008 By: President Bush Source: MSN India

  3. "It is unconscionable that you have not allowed your shareholders to choose to accept an offer that represented a 72 percent premium over Yahoo's closing price of 19.18 US dollars on the day before the initial Microsoft offer," Icahn said in the...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Carl Icahn Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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