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Innitial vs. Initial: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
"Innitial" is an incorrect spelling; the correct spelling is "initial," meaning the first or beginning stage of something.

Which is correct: Innitial or Initial

How to spell Initial?

Innitial is Incorrect

Initial is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of "initial" as the first, and remember that 'first' has just one 'i,' not two.
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Sep 16, 2023
Consider that "initial" is related to "initiate," both of which have only one 'n.'
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Sep 16, 2023
Use a mnemonic: "In Nature, Initial Trees Include A Leaf."
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Sep 16, 2023
The correct spelling starts with "in-" like "inside," and you don't double the 'n' in "inside."
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Associate it with "one" as in "one 'n'" to remember it has only one 'n.'
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Initial Definitions

Relating to the beginning or introduction of a process.
Initial preparations have begun.
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Sep 16, 2023
Referring to the first stage or starting point of something.
The initial tests were promising.
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The first letter of a name or word.
He carved his initial into the tree.
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Preliminary or serving as a basis for further action.
The initial results need verification.
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Sep 16, 2023
To mark with the first letter of one’s name.
She initialed the contract.
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Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first
Took the initial step toward peace.
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Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
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The first letter of a proper name.
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Initials The first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit
Stationery monogrammed with her initials.
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The first letter of a word.
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A large, often highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter, verse, or paragraph.
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To mark or sign with initials, especially for purposes of authorization or approval.
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Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin.
Our initial admiration for their efficiency gave way to disgust about their methods.
The initial stages of a syndrome may differ vastly from the final symptoms.
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Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word.
The initial letter of names is usually printed with a capital letter.
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The first letter of a word or a name.
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In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit.
You can get your initials printed at the top.
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A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document.
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(phonology) onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology.
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(transitive) To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.
Please initial each page and sign the contract in full at the bottom.
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Of or pertaining to the beginning; marking the commencement; incipient; commencing; as, the initial symptoms of a disease.
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Placed at the beginning; standing at the head, as of a list or series; as, the initial letters of a name.
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To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.
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The first letter of a word (especially a person's name);
He refused to put the initials FRS after his name
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Mark with one's initials
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Occurring at the beginning;
Took the initial step toward reconciliation
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FAQs

What is the pronunciation of initial?

/ɪˈnɪʃəl/
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Sep 16, 2023

Why is it called initial?

It's called "initial" because it refers to the beginning or first part of something.
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What is the verb form of initial?

To initial.
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Which vowel is used before initial?

Depends on the preceding word, but often "an" as in "an initial."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

What is the plural form of initial?

Initials.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

Which conjunction is used with initial?

"And" or "but," depending on the context.
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Which preposition is used with initial?

Often "of," as in "initial stage of."
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What is the root word of initial?

From Latin "initium," meaning "beginning."
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Sep 16, 2023

Is initial an abstract noun?

No.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the singular form of initial?

Initial.
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Which article is used with initial?

"The" or "an," depending on context.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is initial a negative or positive word?

Neutral, context-dependent.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in initial?

"ni."
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Sep 16, 2023

What part of speech is initial?

Noun or adjective.
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Which determiner is used with initial?

"The," "an," "this," "that," depending on context.
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What is another term for initial?

Preliminary.
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What is the third form of initial?

Initialed (past participle).
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Is initial a vowel or consonant?

Begins with a vowel ('I').
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Is initial a countable noun?

Yes, when referring to the first letter of names.
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Is the initial term a metaphor?

Not inherently, though it could be used metaphorically.
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How do we divide initial into syllables?

I-ni-tial.
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How is initial used in a sentence?

"The initial phase of the project went smoothly."
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

Is initial a noun or adjective?

Both.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

How many syllables are in initial?

3.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

What is the first form of initial?

Initial (adjective or noun).
Sara Rehman
Sep 16, 2023

What is the second form of initial?

Initialed (past tense verb).
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Sep 16, 2023

Is initial an adverb?

No.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Is initial a collective noun?

No.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is the word initial imperative?

No.
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

What is the opposite of initial?

Final.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023
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