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1. Introductory; initial.
2. Tending or used to initiate.
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of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiative
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in•i•ti•a•to•ry(ɪˈnɪʃ i əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
1. introductory; initial.
2. serving to initiate.
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|Adj.||1.||initiatory - serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"|
opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
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