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Definition of initial noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    initial

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    noun
    NAmE//ɪˈnɪʃl//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] the first letter of a person's first name “What initial is it, Mrs. Owen?” “It's J, J for Jane.”
  2. 2initials [plural] the first letters of all of a person's names John Fitzgerald Kennedy was often known by his initials JFK. Just write your initials.
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