In*i"tial (?), a. [L. initialis, from initium a going in, entrance, beginning, fr. inire to go into, to enter, begin; pref. in- in + ire to go: cf. F. initial. See Issue, and cf. Commence.]

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.

 

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In*i"tial, n.

The first letter of a word or a name.

 

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In*i"tial, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Initialed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Initialing.]

To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.

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