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.
    • The University of Cape Town hosts an inaugural lecture by Professor Ian Scott...on Wednesday at 8pm. Cape Times 21 August 2006, p.21.
  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