initiative

  1. readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  2. the first of a series of actions

initiative

[Noun] Plural form: initiatives. An action or campaign that starts something off.
Example: There is a health initiative to train people in first aid at our office.
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initiative

In politics, a device whereby constitutional voters may play a direct part in making laws. A proposed law may be drawn up and signed by petitioners, and submitted to the legislature. A referendum...
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Initiative

In·i'ti·a·tive adjective [ Confer French initiatif .] Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary.
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Initiative

In·i'ti·a·tive noun [ Confer French initiative .] 1. An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins. « The undeveloped initiatives of good things to come.» I. Taylor. 2. The right or power to introduce a new measure or course o...
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Initiative

In·i'ti·a·tive noun (Political Science) The right or procedure by which legislation may be introduced or enacted directly by the people, as in the Swiss Confederation and in many of the States of the United States; -- chiefly used with the . The procedure of the initiative is essentially ...
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Initiative

• (a.) Serving to initiate; inceptive; initiatory; introductory; preliminary. • (n.) The right or power to introduce a new measure or course of action, as in legislation; as, the initiative in respect to revenue bills is in the House of Representatives. • (n.) An introductory step or movement; an act which originates or begins. &bull...
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initiative

(from the article `chess`) ...games, pawns and knights played minor roles. Pawns were often sacrificed so that the queen, rooks, and bishops could join the attack as soon as ... The Soviets valued the initiative—the ability to force matters—more than most positional considerations. While the Hypermoderns and Lasker often ... ...
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initiative

(from the article `referendum and initiative`) electoral devices by which voters may express their wishes with regard to government policy or proposed legislation. They exist in a variety of forms.The referendum and initiative are elections in which the preferences of the community are assessed on a particular issue; whereas the former are...
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Initiative

[chess] Initiative in a chess position belongs to the player who can make threats that cannot be ignored. He thus puts his opponent in the position of having to use his turns responding to threats rather than making his own. A player with the initiative will often seek to maneuver his pieces into more and more advantageous position as he la...
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Initiative

[enterprise] An initiative represents an enterprise`s readiness to embark on a new venture. Generally speaking, the motivation for an initiative arises from a desire to accomplish something that would benefit the enterprise, such as improving productivity, reducing costs or increasing market share. A typical initiative is expressed as a pro...
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initiative

The initiation of legislative action on a particular issue by way of a voters' petition.
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initiative

In politics, a device whereby constitutional voters may play a direct part in making laws. A proposed law may be drawn up and signed by petitioners, and submitted to the legislature. A referendum may be taken on a law that has been passed by the legislature but that will not become operative unless the voters assent to it. Switzerland was the first...
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Initiative

[role-playing games] In most role-playing games and table-top wargames an initiative system determines in which order player characters and non-player characters take their actions, to avoid confusion on when a character gets to act. Methods of doing this vary from game to game. ==Taking turns== In some games, such as Tunnels & Trolls, each...
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Initiative

[disambiguation] Initiative is a process by which a referendum can be triggered by a petition of voters Initiative or The Initiative may also refer to: ==Politics == == Comics== ==Film and TV== == Games == ...
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Initiative

In political science, an initiative (also known as a popular or citizens` initiative) is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote (plebiscite). The initiative may take the form of a direct initiative or an indirect initiative. In a direct initiative, a measure is put directly to a....
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initiative

readiness to embark on bold new ventures
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