inaugural in‧au‧gu‧ral [ɪˈnɔːgjrəl ǁ ɪˈnɒː-] adjective
1. inaugural meeting/​flight/​voyage etc the first in a series of meetings, flights etc:

• The problem was detected on the plane's inaugural flight.

2. inaugural speech/​lecture etc a speech, lecture etc given by a person who has taken up an important position, to introduce themselves and their ideas:

• In his inaugural address, the president called attention to the needs of the homeless.

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inaugural UK US /ɪˈnɔːgjərəl/ adjective
an inaugural speech is the first speech someone gives when starting an important new job: an inaugural address/lecture/speech »

In her inaugural speech, she identified the recruitment of top faculty talent to the university as one of her chief goals.

an inaugural event is the first in a series of planned events: »

He plans to be on the inaugural flight when the twinjet aircraft goes into service next month.


He held the inaugural meeting on Friday of a council to forge common ground between union and business leaders.


an inaugural celebration/ceremony/event

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • inaugural — inaugural, ale, aux [ inogyral; inɔgyral, o ] adj. • 1670; de inaugurer, d apr. augural ♦ Qui a rapport à une inauguration. Séance inaugurale d un congrès. Leçon inaugurale (d un professeur qui prend possession d une chaire). ● inaugural,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • inaugural — INAUGURÁL, Ă, inaugurali, e, adj. De inaugurare, privitor la o inaugurare. – Din fr. inaugural. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  inaugurál adj. m. (sil. mf. in ), pl. inauguráli; f. sg. inaugurálă …   Dicționar Român

  • inaugural — adjetivo 1. De la inauguración: ceremonia inaugural, solemnidad inaugural, discurso inaugural. lección* inaugural …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Inaugural — In*au gu*ral, a. [Cf. F. inaugural.] Pertaining to, or performed or pronounced at, an inauguration; as, an inaugural address; the inaugural exercises. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inaugural — 1680s (adj.), from Fr. inaugural (17c.), from inaugurer to inaugurate (see INAUGURATION (Cf. inauguration)). The noun meaning an inaugural address is recorded from 1832, American English …   Etymology dictionary

  • inaugural — adj. Perteneciente o relativo a la inauguración. Solemnidad, ceremonia, oración inaugural. ☛ V. lección inaugural …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Inaugural — In*au gu*ral, n. An inaugural address. [U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inaugural — inaugural, ale (i nô gu ral, ra l ) adj. Qui a rapport à l inauguration. Fête, cérémonie inaugurale.    Discours inaugural, discours que prononce un professeur prenant possession de sa chaire. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Voy. inaugurer …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • inaugural — I adjective commencing, embryonic, exploratory, foundational, inceptive, incipient, initial, initiative, initiatory, introductory, nascent, original, precursory, prefatory, preliminary, premier, preparatory, primal, primary, prime, prior,… …   Law dictionary

  • inaugural — adj. 2 g. 1. De inauguração ou a ela relativo. 2. Inicial …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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