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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.
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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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
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References in classic literature ?
"I can't give you the name, sir, but I can give you the initials. Her initials were L.
Z., because the other initials were P-I-N-H-E-A-D; and that spelled 'pinhead,' which was a reflection on my intelligence."
A conspicuous, and it is hope not unpleasant, feature of the book is its abundant illustrative quotations from eminent poets, chief of whom is that learned and ingenius cleric, Father Gassalasca Jape, S.J., whose lines bear his initials. To Father Jape's kindly encouragement and assistance the author of the prose text is greatly indebted.
On the first page were written the initials "J.H.N." and the date "1883..
were the initials of his name, and he really did live by the sword, as far as I know.
not only without the slightest appearance of irony, or even any particular accentuation, but with so even and unbroken an appearance of seriousness that assuredly anyone might have supposed that these initials were the original ones written in the ballad.
In one of these was a beautiful jeweled locket, and on the outside were the initials JT, and on the inside the initials NT; in the other was a golden hair ornament set with precious stones, and about it was wound a strand of her own silken tresses.
I remember the initials on his linen because they were the same as my mother's initial before she was married--'J.
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.
What will be the period of transit of the projectile when endowed with sufficient initial velocity?
"Here," he said; and he wrote the initial letters, w, y, t, m, i, c, n, b, d, t, m, n, o, t.
Among these probably may be reckoned those initial essays which we have prefixed to the historical matter contained in every book; and which we have determined to be essentially necessary to this kind of writing, of which we have set ourselves at the head.