Initialed vs Initialled – What’s the difference?

Initialed vs Initialled - What's the difference?
Initialed is an alternative form of initialled. As verbs the difference between initialed and initialled is that initialed is (initial) while initialled is (british) (initial).





  • (initial)

  • initial


    (wikipedia initial )



  • Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin.
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  • Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word.
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  • *:Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial , a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
  • Synonyms

    * incipient
    * opening


    * final

    Derived terms

    * initially
    * initialness


    (en noun )

  • The first letter of a word or a name.
  • In plural, the first letter of each word of a person’s full name considered as a unit
  • You can get your initials printed at the top.
  • (typesetting, calligraphy) A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document.
  • (phonology) onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology.
  • Synonyms

    * drop cap, versal

    Derived terms

    * initialism
    * initial teaching alphabet


  • To sign one’s initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.
  • Please initial each page and sign the contract in full at the bottom.

    See also

    * middle



    Alternative forms

    * (US) initialed



  • (British) (initial)