initiative

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • noun the power or ability to begin or to follow through competently with a plan or task

Military

  • noun the ability to assess a situation and take action, without asking for guidance
  • noun the ability to make the enemy conform to your own movements

Politics

  • noun a decision to start doing something
  • noun a move by a group of citizens to propose that something should be decided by a referendum
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