(Informal) Of or relating to the first portion of some extended thing.
Beginning to form, start, grow, or develop
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.
Having a relatively low level of industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity:
(Grammar) Aspectually inflected to show that the action is beginning.
Imperfectly formed or developed; disordered or incoherent:
(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
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