Initial

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Definition

initial: first, primary, original
adjective
That was my initial idea for the ad campaign. It was the first thing I thought of.
the initials the first letters of a name

initially: at first, in the beginning, at the start
adverb
Initially, I was just going to take the client out for coffee, but then thought that dinner would be more appropriate. I realized my first idea wasn't such a good one.

(Bruno's) initials (are "B.D."): the first letters in (Bruno's name are "B.D.")
noun

Examples

  • "I'm interested, but I'd prefer an initial order of 30,000 units."
  • "Still, Miracle Juices' founders, Bruno Delavigne and Horatio Oléré, have refused to accept the initial terms of the offer, leading to prolonged bargaining sessions behind closed doors."
  • "Scientists initially thought that the result was an anomaly, and feared their data was tainted, however repeated testing confirmed that the data was in fact valid."
  • "If you look closely you'll see the initials "XD" which stand for Xavier Delavigne – Bruno's grandfather."
  • "As a gesture of goodwill, and to show you how much I appreciate your business, I have waived the fee for the initial 2 minute and 30 second phone call with Mr Quincy."
  • "I was just talking to Hannah about an initial order of Delavigne goods."
  • "To me, it suggests a perfume bottle shaped in the form of our initials "DC"."
  • "You need to be thinking for the long term. These changes may be difficult to implement but the benefits far outweigh the initial effort."
  • "So, why don't we make the initial order 300,000 units?"
  • "I believe you use the initials "M.S."

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