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[in-troh]
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noun, plural in·tros. Informal.
  1. an introduction.
  2. the introductory passage of a piece for a jazz or dance band.

Origin of intro

First recorded in 1895–1900; shortening of introduction

intro-

  1. a prefix, meaning “inwardly,” “within,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (introspection); occasionally used in the formation of new words (introjection).
Compare intra-.

Origin of intro-

< Latin, representing intrō (adv.) inwardly, within

intro.

or introd

  1. introduce.
  2. introduced.
  3. introducing.
  4. introduction.
  5. introductory.
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British Dictionary definitions for intro

intro

noun plural -tros
  1. informal short for introduction

intro-

prefix
  1. in, into, or inwardintrovert

Word Origin

from Latin intrō towards the inside, inwardly, within

intro.

introd.

abbreviation for
  1. introduction
  2. introductory
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Word Origin and History for intro

n.

short for introduction, attested from 1923.

intro-

word-forming element, from Latin intro "on the inside, within, to the inside," from PIE *en-t(e)ro-, suffixed form of preposition *en "in" (see in).

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intro in Medicine

intro-

pref.
  1. In; into:intromission.
  2. Inward:introspection.
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