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noun [countable] initial pronunciation in British English /ɪˈnɪʃ(ə)l/
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singularinitial
pluralinitials
  1. the first letter of someones name, especially their first name
    1. a.

      initials

      [plural] the first letters of all someones names
      He carries a leather case with his initials stamped on it.
    2. b.

      initial

      or

      initial letter

      the first letter of a word

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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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