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Dictionary definition for: Inaugural

1. (n) an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a United States president)

2. (a) occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction; "the President''s inaugural address" "an inaugural ball"

3. (n) the ceremonial induction into a position; "the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"

4. (s) serving to set in motion; "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"

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