Meaning of inaugural

in•au•gu•ral

Pronunciation: (in-ô'gyur-ul, -gur-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to an inauguration: Harding's inaugural address.
  2. marking the beginning of a new venture, series, etc.: the inaugural run of the pony express.
—n.
  1. an address, as of a president, at the beginning of a term of office.
  2. an inaugural ceremony: to attend the presidential inaugural.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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