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Introduction meaning

introduction - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; " she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; " the foundation of a new scientific society"; " he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
  2. 2. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.
  3. 3. The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.
  4. 4. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.
  5. 5. A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.
  6. 6. Act of introducing; preface.

introduction - examples of usage

  1. The original idea was that the introduction of machinery would reduce all this labour. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. It was his first introduction to the cruel facts of life. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. But suppose any sort of introduction of this sort- you know what we mean! - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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