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adjective [only before noun] initial pronunciation in British English /ɪˈnɪʃ(ə)l/

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  1. happening at the beginning of a process, or when you first see or hear about something
    initial stage/phase:

    At the initial stage of the project not everyone had access to a computer.

    initial reaction/response/impression:

    My initial reaction was to panic.

    1. a.
      used about the first of several things

      There is an initial charge of twenty pounds.



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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