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noun [countable]     initial pronunciation in American English
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  1. the first letter of someone’s name, especially their first name
    1. a.


      [plural] the first letters of all someone’s names

      He carries a leather case with his initials stamped on it.

    2. b.



      initial letter

      the first letter of a word
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