inaugural

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French inaugural, from inaugurer, from Latin augurare (to take omens).

Adjective[edit]

inaugural (not comparable)

  1. Of inauguration; as in a speech or lecture by the person being inaugurated.
  2. Marking the beginning of an operation, venture, etc.
    2009 was the inaugural season for New York Yankees' new stadium.

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Noun[edit]

inaugural (plural inaugurals)

  1. An inauguration; a formal beginning.
    The inaugural of the President will take place in March.
  2. A formal speech given at the beginning of an office.
    • In his inaugural, President Obama proclaimed 'an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics'. ABC News' Teddy Davis on March 13, 2009.

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inaugural m, f (plural inaugurais; comparable)

  1. being a first occurrence or event
  2. occurring during an inauguration

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

inaugural m, f (plural inaugurales)

  1. inaugural