Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin (adjective)
Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word (adjective)
The first letter of a word or a name. (noun)
In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit (noun)
A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document. (noun)
onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology. (noun)
To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature. (verb)
Examples of word initial
Investigators say they met with Shawn over the weekend in what they term initial talks, adding, the tough questions and complete debrief are still down the road.
Investigator say, they met with Shawn over the weekend in what they termed initial talks, adding, the tough questions and complete debrief are still down the road.
In addition, FEMA is sending what it calls initial response kits.
We may add that some have claimed to find the cross on Grecian monuments in the letter (chi), which, sometimes in conjunction with (rho), represented on coins the initial letters of the Greek word chrysoun, "gold", or other words indicative of the value of the coin, or the name of the coiner
The FDA's alert is what they call their initial communication.