an introductory act or step; leading action:
to take the initiative in making friends.
readiness and ability in initiating action; enterprise:
to lack initiative.
one’s personal, responsible decision:
to act on one’s own initiative.
a procedure by which a specified number of voters may propose a statute, constitutional amendment, or ordinance, and compel a popular vote on its adoption.
Compare referendum (def 1).
the general right or ability to present a new bill or measure, as in a legislature.
of or relating to formal admission or acceptance into a club or other group; signifying an initiation:
The secret society’s initiative events are best left undescribed.
serving to set in motion or initiate; introductory; beginning:
Initiative steps were taken to stop manufacture of the drug.
the first step or action of a matter; commencing move: he took the initiative, a peace initiative
the right or power to begin or initiate something: he has the initiative
the ability or attitude required to begin or initiate something
the right or power to introduce legislation, etc, in a legislative body
the procedure by which citizens originate legislation, as in many American states and Switzerland
on one’s own initiative, without being prompted
of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiatory
verb (used with object), inoculated, inoculating. 1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance. 2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner. 3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as […]
noun 1. the act of inspecting or viewing, especially carefully or critically: an inspection of all luggage on the plane. 2. formal or official viewing or examination: an inspection of the troops.
[self-in-struhk-shuh-nuh l] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˈstrʌk ʃə nəl/ adjective, Education. 1. pertaining to or constituting learning materials and conditions arranged so that students can proceed to learn on their own with little or no supervision.
[self-in-shoo r-uh ns, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪnˈʃʊər əns, ˌsɛlf-/ noun 1. insurance of one’s property or interests against possible loss by the establishing of a special fund for the purpose instead of seeking coverage with an underwriter. self-insurance noun 1. the practice of insuring oneself or one’s property by accumulating a reserve out of one’s income […]