- the act of introducing or the state of being introduced.
- a formal personal presentation of one person to another or others.
- a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part.
- an elementary treatise: an introduction to botany.
- an act or instance of inserting.
- something introduced.
Origin of introduction
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Examples from the Web for introduction
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech
January 6, 2015
On company questionnaires, many students still report the book as their introduction to RSD.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
Granted, partly this is a problem of sources the author identifies in the introduction.How Clausewitz Invented Modern War
James A. Warren
November 24, 2014
Existing food shortages in the country were immediately exacerbated by the introduction of Ebola, for a variety of reasons.Liberia’s Ebola Famine
Abby Haglage, Nina Strochlic
November 13, 2014
“That was sort of my only introduction into understanding gay life as a young teenager,” Fitzgibbon told The Daily Beast.The Winning Gay Subtlety of ‘Hello Mr.’
September 26, 2014
One purpose of this introduction is to prepare the reader for such a shock.The Conquest of Fear
After much contriving, she secured an introduction to that young man.Within the Law
The letter of introduction being, of course, an open one, we read it.The Roof of France
He will carry this note himself, which is to serve as an introduction to you, with whom he longs to be acquainted.Lady Susan
Kingozi interposed in haste before the introduction of a new topic.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
- the act of introducing or fact of being introduced
- a presentation of one person to another or others
- a means of presenting a person to another person, group, etc, such as a letter of introduction or reference
- a preliminary part, as of a book, speech, etc
- an instrumental passage preceding the entry of a soloist, choir, etc
- an opening passage in a movement or composition that precedes the main material
- something that has been or is introduced, esp something that is not native to an area, country, etc
- a basic or elementary work of instruction, reference, etc
- logic (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operator may be derived from othersconjunction-introduction; negation-introduction
Word Origin and History for introduction
late 14c., "act of bringing into existence," from Old French introduccion and directly from Latin introductionem (nominative introductio) "a leading in," noun of action from past participle stem of introducere "to lead in, bring in, to introduce," from intro- "inward, to the inside" (see intro-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "initial instruction in a subject; an introductory statement" is mid-15c. The sense of "formal presentation of one person to another" is from 1711.