(Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
Beginning to form, start, grow, or develop
Having a relatively low level of industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity:
A form of asexual reproduction in living organisms in which new individuals form from outgrowths (buds) on the bodies of mature organisms. These outgrowths grow by means of mitotic cell division. Many simple multicellular animals such as hydras and unicellular organisms such as yeasts reproduce by budding.
(Grammar) Aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning.
(Said of a country) Not primitive; not third world.
Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe:
Tending or used to initiate.
Used or serving as an introduction; preliminary
Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something
(Law) Not yet completed or made effective; pending
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