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The initial public offering was expected to take place in the next few months. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And he insisted the initial investment can pay huge long-term dividends. The Sun (2016)The initial public offering is expected to value the business at 10 million. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Investors expect Uber to commit to an initial public offering at some point next year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not quite, but the initial signs are promising. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What was your initial reaction? The Sun (2016)That's not quite true, but the initial signs are promising. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If your initial reaction is that there is no place for glitch in your wardrobe, I understand. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has said that his initial reaction was disappointment. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Which writers used only the initial of their middle name? The Times Literary Supplement (2008)His initial years were full of ambition. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The building has bricks bearing his name and initials. The Sun (2009)Yet the initial signs were not at all promising. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At this point it decided to make an initial public offering of stock. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)He writes the initial greeting in his own hand and signs the letters. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The failure to produce the documents at the initial disclosure stage was a significant breach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In some cases this reflects the limited nature of the initial investment. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)This was reduced to their first initials. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Use the initial clues in the code table to work out the rest of the code. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But can you get his name from his initials. The Sun (2013)The initial signs are that last year was little better. Times, Sunday Times (2012)An initial public offering could also be on the cards in the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The proposition that all pilots must first undergo initial officer training is based on dogma. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This was far from their initial use. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)The initial signs are that it will not. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)Investors will get something back but it is likely to be well below that of their initial investment. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The retail group has been entertaining offers and at the same time preparing for a potential initial public offering. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The initial public reaction was lukewarm. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The coming war took most Europeans by surprise and their initial reaction was disbelief and shock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Two consortiums are understood to be submitting initial documents this month, although final bids will not be submitted until next year. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of us with advanced degrees see no need for books by or for people who don't have initials after their names. Christianity Today (2000)Things like, you can get true love if you take a leaf of a certain plant and write their initials on it under a full moon. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: initial /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ ADJECTIVE
You use initial to describe something that happens at the beginning of a process.
The initial reaction has been excellent.
- American English: initial
- Arabic: إِبْتِدَائِيٌّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: inicial
- Chinese: 最初的
- Croatian: početni
- Czech: počáteční
- Danish: første
- Dutch: eerste
- European Spanish: inicial
- Finnish: alku-
- French: initial
- German: anfänglich
- Greek: αρχικός
- Italian: iniziale
- Japanese: 最初の
- Korean: 초기의
- Norwegian: innledende
- Polish: wstępny
- European Portuguese: inicial
- Romanian: inițial
- Russian: начальный
- Spanish: inicial
- Swedish: inledande
- Thai: เบื้องต้น
- Turkish: başlangıç ilk
- Ukrainian: початковий
- Vietnamese: ban đầu
British English: initial /ɪˈnɪʃəl/ VERB
If someone initials an official document, they write their initials on it, for example to show that they have seen it or that they accept or agree with it.
Would you mind initialling this voucher?
- American English: initial
- Arabic: يُوَقِّعُ بِالـحَرْفِ الأَوَّلِ مِنْ إِسْمِهِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: rubricar
- Chinese: 草签
- Croatian: parafirati
- Czech: parafovat
- Danish: underskrive additional def.
- Dutch: paraferen
- European Spanish: poner las iniciales
- Finnish: merkitä nimikirjaimensa
- French: parafer
- German: unterzeichnen
- Greek: μονογραφώ
- Italian: siglare
- Japanese: 頭文字で署名する
- Korean: 서명하다
- Norwegian: signere
- Polish: podpisać inicjałami
- European Portuguese: rubricar
- Romanian: a semna cu inițiale
- Russian: ставить инициалы
- Spanish: poner las iniciales
- Swedish: signera
- Thai: เขียนชื่อย่อ
- Turkish: adının ön harflerini yazmak
- Ukrainian: ставити ініціали
- Vietnamese: ký tắt
British English: initial NOUN
Initials are the capital letters which begin each word of a name.
...a silver sports car with her initials JB on the side.
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