initial meaning

EN[ɪˈnɪʃəl] [-ɪʃəl]
  • In a written or published work, an initial is a letter at the beginning of a word, a chapter, or a paragraph that is larger than the rest of the text. The word is derived from the Latin initialis, which means standing at the beginning.
  • In illuminated manuscripts, initials with images inside them, such as those illustrated here, are known as historiated initials. They were an invention of the Insular art of the British Isles in the eighth century.
  • These specific initials, in an illuminated manuscript, also were called Initiums.
FR initial
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Transitive verbs
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        1. fr initial
        2. en initially
        3. en initialization
        4. en initials
        5. fr initiale
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        Meaning of initial for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "initial" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a transitive verb.
        Difficultness: Level 3
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        Definiteness: Level 9
        Definite    ➨     Versatile