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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.
Translations
iniciály
initialer
nimikirjaimet
inicijali
頭文字
머리글자
začetnice
initialer
อักษรแรกๆของชื่อ
tên họ viết tắt

initials

الأحْرُفُ الأُوْلَى مِنْ إِسْمِ شَخْصٍ iniciály initialer Initialen αρχικά iniciales nimikirjaimet initiales inicijali iniziali 頭文字 머리글자 initialen initialer inicjały iniciais инициалы initialer อักษรแรกๆของชื่อ adın baş harfleri tên họ viết tắt 人名首字母
References in classic literature ?
Can you, then, tell me the name of any woman whose initials are L.
because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled 'pinhead,' which was a reflection on my intelligence.
cried Hopkins, as he held up the damning notebook, with the initials of our prisoner on the first leaf and the blood-stain on the cover.
But among the crowd were several whose punishment would be life-long; some, whose ears had been cropped, like those of puppy dogs; others, whose cheeks had been branded with the initials of their misdemeanors; one, with his nostrils slit and seared; and another, with a halter about his neck, which he was forbidden ever to take off, or to conceal beneath his garments.