An example of initial is the letter "M" when your name is Molly.
An example of initial is the first phone call in a series of calls.
An example of initial is when you have to write the first two letters of your name next to a contract clause when signing a contract.
The initial stage of a disease, the initial letter of a word.
- An extra-large capital letter at the start of a printed paragraph, chapter, etc.
- The first letter of a name, specif. when used in place of that name.
Took the initial step toward peace.
Origin of initial
- Latin initiālis from initium beginning ei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition