Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: adjective

Definitions: (adjective) The initial period, stage, etc. is the first one.

Examples: (adjective) With these cars, the initial cost is high, but you save money in the long run. (adjective) They send most workers to the US after an initial training period of three months.

Synonyms: adjectives: first, primary.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 B