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in·i·tial

 (ĭ-nĭsh′əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first: took the initial step toward peace.
2. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
n.
1.
a. The first letter of a proper name.
b. initials The first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit: stationery monogrammed with her initials.
2. The first letter of a word.
3. A large, often highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter, verse, or paragraph.
tr.v. in·i·tialed, in·i·tial·ing, in·i·tials also in·i·tialled or in·i·tial·ling
To mark or sign with initials, especially for purposes of authorization or approval.

[Latin initiālis, from initium, beginning; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

in·i′tial·ly adv.
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Adv.1.initially - at the beginning; "at first he didn't notice anything strange"

initially

adverb at first, first, firstly, originally, primarily, at the start, in the first place, to begin with, at the outset, in the beginning, in the early stages, at or in the beginning Initially, they were wary of him.
Translations
أوليّاً، في البدايَهمَبْدَئِيَّاً
zpočátku
førstindledningsvist
alussa
u početku
til aî byrja meî
最初に
초기에
spočiatku
na začetku
i början
ตั้งแต่แรก
lúc đầu

initially

[ɪˈnɪʃəlɪ] ADVal principio, en un principio, inicialmente (frm)

initially

[ɪˈnɪʃəli] advinitialement

initially

advanfangs, zu or am Anfang; (Ling) → im Anlaut

initially

[ɪˈnɪʃəlɪ] advall'inizio, inizialmente

initial

(iˈniʃəl) adjective
of, or at, the beginning. There were difficulties during the initial stages of building the house.
noun
the letter that begins a word, especially a name. The picture was signed with the initials JJB, standing for John James Brown.
verbpast tense, past participle iˈnitialled
to mark or sign with initials of one's name. Any alteration on a cheque should be initialled.
iˈnitially adverb
at the beginning; at first. This project will cost a lot of money initially but will eventually make a profit.
iˈnitiate (-ʃieit) verb
1. to start (eg a plan, scheme, changes, reforms etc). He initiated a scheme for helping old people with their shopping.
2. to take (a person) into a society etc, especially with secret ceremonies. No-one who had been initiated into the society ever revealed the details of the ceremony.
iˈnitiate (-ʃiət) noun
a person who has been initiated (into a society etc).
iˌnitiˈation (-ʃiˈei-) noun
the act of initiating or process of being initiated.
iˈnitiative (-ʃətiv) noun
1. a first step or move that leads the way. He took the initiative in organizing a search party to look for the girl; A move to start peace talks is sometimes called a peace initiative.
2. the ability to lead or make decisions for oneself. He is quite good at his job, but lacks initiative; My son actually went to the hairdresser's on his own initiative!

initially

مَبْدَئِيَّاً zpočátku først zuerst αρχικά al principio alussa initialement u početku inizialmente 最初に 초기에 aanvankelijk i begynnelsen początkowo inicialmente изначально i början ตั้งแต่แรก başlangıçta lúc đầu 最初
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