non·​ini·​tial ˌnän-i-ˈni-shəl How to pronounce noninitial (audio)
: not occurring at the beginning of a word, phrase, or sentence : not initial
noninitial syllables/stress

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninitial was in 1891

Dictionary Entries Near noninitial

Cite this Entry

“Noninitial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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