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Meaning of INAUGURAL

Pronunciation:  in'ogyurul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"
  2. [n]  an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a US president)
  3. [adj]  serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
  4. [adj]  occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction; "the President's inaugural address"; "an inaugural ball"
 

INAUGURAL is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: first, inaugural address, inauguration, initiative, initiatory, maiden, opening
 
 Antonyms: exaugural
 
 See Also: address, inaugural, inaugural, inaugural address, inauguration, induction, initiation, installation, speech

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*au"gu*ral\, a. [Cf. F. inaugural.]
    Pertaining to, or performed or pronounced at, an
    inauguration; as, an inaugural address; the inaugural
    exercises.
    
    
  2. \In*au"gu*ral\, n.
    An inaugural address. [U.S.]
    
    
 
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