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first

(Earlier), adjective aboriginal, anterior, earlier, earliest, embryonic, inaugural, incipient, introductory, primeval, primitive, prior
Associated concepts: at first impression, first lien, first readdng, first stages of litigation, on first blush

first

(Superior), adjective antecedent, authentic, capital, cardinal, central, chief, crowning, dominant, highest, important, initial, leading, maiden, main, original, paramount, precessional, precursory, preferred, premier, primary, prime, primordial, principal, second to none, starting, stellar, superior, supreme, vital
Associated concepts: first-degree offense

first

adverb ab initio, at first, at the outset, before, chiefly, first and foremost, firstly, formerly, from the beginning, initially, in the beginning, in the front, originally, principally
See also: ab initio, basic, cardinal, central, dominant, essential, important, initial, leading, original, paramount, precursory, preferred, previous, primary, prime, primordial, principal, prior, prototype, stellar, unprecedented
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Rolling Thunder ended up winning the gracious professionalism and industrial safety awards at the Boston regional competition.
Cindy Engholm, first-year coach of one of MIT's Lincoln Labs' three teams at the competition, said their goal is to model and foster cooperative gracious professionalism in the teams.
The Burncoat Robotics team made it to the quarterfinals of the competition and took home the Johnson & Johnson Gracious Professionalism Award, which celebrates outstanding sportsmanship.