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Dictionary Definition

introduction

Noun

1 the first section of a communication
2 the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" [syn: debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry]
3 formally making a person known to another or to the public [syn: presentation, intro]
4 a basic or elementary instructional text
5 a new proposal; "they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"
6 the act of putting one thing into another [syn: insertion, intromission]
7 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" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, instauration]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From introduction.

Noun

  1. The act or process of introducing.
  2. A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
  3. An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.

Translations

The act or process of introducing
A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another
  • Finnish: esittely
  • French: présentation
  • German: Einführung
  • Norwegian: anbefaling () ()
  • Slovenian: predstavitev
  • Swedish: presentation
An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material
  • Czech: úvod
  • Finnish: johdanto
  • French: introduction
  • Norwegian: introduksjon
  • Portuguese: introdução
  • Slovenian: uvod

French

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Introduction (abbreviated intro) can refer to:
Introduction and Intro are the titles of various songs:*"Introduction", the main theme from Tubular Bells as titled on Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 2003 album

See also

introduction in German: Einleitung
introduction in French: Introduction
introduction in Norwegian Nynorsk: introduksjon
introduction in Swedish: Intro

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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