|1.||[ noun ] an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony (especially by a US president)|
|Related terms:||address inauguration US|
|2.||[ adjective ] serving to set in motion|
|Synonyms:||first initiatory maiden initiative|
"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"
|3.||[ adjective ] occurring at or characteristic of a formal investiture or induction|
"the President's inaugural address" "an inaugural ball"
|4.||[ noun ] the ceremonial induction into a position|
"the new president obviously enjoyed his inauguration"
|Related terms:||initiation inaugural_address inaugurate|