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Definitions of introduction

  1. a basic or elementary instructional text Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a new proposal; "they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The act of bringing into use; presentation; a preface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of conducting into: act of making persons known to each other: act of bringing into notice or practice: preliminary matter to the main thoughts of a book: a treatise introductory to a science or course of study. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Act of introducing; preface. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of introducing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Something that introduces; a prefatory statement; elementary treatise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The action of conducting or ushering into a place; the act of making persons known to each other; the act of bringing something into notice, practice, or use; a preface or preliminary discourse; an elementary treatise. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. The act of introducing; the making people known; the opening or preliminary part of a thing, as of a speech, a discourse, or a book; the bringing in something fresh. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Introductive. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for introduction

  1. John gave me a letter of introduction but I have been so busy since my arrival here I have had no chance to call on you. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  2. He had brought letters of introduction with him, and he had been in England ever since. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
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