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adjective basic, beginning, commencing, early, elementary, embryonic, first, fundamental, inaugural, inchoate, incipient, initiative, initiatory, introductory, leading, maiden, nascent, opening, original, prefatory, primal, primary, primus, pristine, rudimentary, starting
Associated concepts: initial carrier, initial fault, initial license, initial loss, initial payment, initial pleading, initial stage of a proceeding
See also: designation, first appearance, inchoate, incipient, indorse, original, preliminary, preparatory, previous, primary, prime, rudimentary, sign, symbol, unprecedented

INITIAL. Placed at the beginning. The initials of a man's name are the first letters of his Dame; as, G. W. for George Washington. When in a will the legatee is described by the initials of his name only, parol evidence may be given to prove his identity. 3 Ves. 148. And a signature made simply with initials is binding. 1 Denio, R. 471. But see Ersk. Inst. B. 3, t. 2, n. 8.

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By adding the start delimiter to only the initial segment, clients can start receiving data regardless which segments they receive.
1] for some j (an initial segment of the EM-sequence), or (ii) b is a suffix of a longer string whose first two appearances end precisely where the first two appearances of b end.
First, the initial segment of a binomial pair is a strong position--particularly if it is also phrase initial.
The initial segment of the BRT line is expected to connect Iwilei to Waikiki, with plans to eventually expand the system to Kapolei.
Earlier in the evening 13million saw the duo sing their three songs in the initial segment.
JPL becomes the first organization to test and research applications on the initial segment of the NTON, operational between San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Sudbury General Hospital and Sudbury Memorial Hospital are in the initial segment of a five-year program to share a common data bank of patient information and other information.
The axonal initial segment (AIS), a stretch of 50 100 om length close to the cell body, bears a specialized cytoskeleton and maintains the polarized distribution of neuronal molecules by blocking the exchange of molecules between axon and soma.
The Construction Authority built the initial segment from Union Station to Pasadena and is underway on the Gold Line Foothill Extension.
Her initial segment, which first aired last Friday, was on the Oscar-nominated movie "Black Swan," and was shot in the costume room of the Boston Ballet Company.
Angelides, in a telephone interview, said the initial segment between Los Angeles and the Bay Area is likely to cost about $12 billion.

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