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INAUGURAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inaugural mean? 

INAUGURAL (noun)
  The noun INAUGURAL has 2 senses:

1. an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)
2. the ceremonial induction into a position

  Familiarity information: INAUGURAL used as a noun is rare.


INAUGURAL (adjective)
  The adjective INAUGURAL has 2 senses:

1. occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction
2. serving to set in motion

  Familiarity information: INAUGURAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INAUGURAL (noun)


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Meaning:

An address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

inaugural; inaugural address

Hypernyms ("inaugural" is a kind of...):

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

Holonyms ("inaugural" is a part of...):

inaugural; inauguration (the ceremonial induction into a position)


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Meaning:

The ceremonial induction into a position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

inaugural; inauguration

Context example:

the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration

Hypernyms ("inaugural" is a kind of...):

induction; initiation; installation (a formal entry into an organization or position or office)

Meronyms (parts of "inaugural"):

inaugural; inaugural address (an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president))


INAUGURAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction

Context examples:

the President's inaugural address / an inaugural ball

Antonym:

exaugural (occurring at or marking the close of a term of office)


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Meaning:

Serving to set in motion

Synonyms:

maiden; initiatory; initiative; inaugural; first

Context examples:

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

Similar:

opening (first or beginning)


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