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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

At the beginning. Also: The first letter of a name.

Usage examples (31)
  • The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
  • Took the initial step toward reconciliation
  • The FDA's alert is what they call their initial communication.
  • In addition, FEMA is sending what it calls initial response kits. for more
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  • "Initials" was the final winning word in the 1941 National Spelling Bee.
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