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  1. in·i·ti·a·tive
    IPA[iˈniSH(ē)ədiv]
  2. noun

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: initiative, plural noun: initiatives

    • noun

      the ability to assess and initiate things independently:

      the power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do:

    • be the first to take action in a particular situation
    • a projected US system of defence against nuclear weapons, using satellites armed with lasers to intercept and destroy intercontinental ballistic missiles.
    • without being prompted by others
    • be the first to take action in a particular situation
    • without being prompted by others
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