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adjective [only before noun]     initial pronunciation in British English

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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.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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