- serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning: an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
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Examples from the Web for introductory
As with any introductory episode to anything, Iron from Ice is a bit slow.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat
December 13, 2014
In this introductory piece, perhaps it will be helpful to state right up front who is doing the writing.The Faith-Based Big Tent
March 9, 2014
That week, he signed up for the Introductory Course and, soon after, passed the Advanced Exam on his first try.The Mr. Miyagi of Wine Sommeliers
March 8, 2014
At an event at the National Press Club, Bozell gives an introductory speech but then has Graham come up to take questions.Ex-Employees of Conservative Figure L. Brent Bozell Say He Didn’t Write His Books or Columns
February 13, 2014
That's more expensive than an introductory MacBook Pro and not everyone will be able to afford that.Adult Entertainment Companies Put Google Glass Technology in Their Sights
June 3, 2013
This was the introductory act to a drama where peace and war were blended.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Is the "research" man the best teacher for the introductory courses?
In a few places, elementary or introductory courses are open to freshmen.
These problems relate particularly to the introductory courses.
It is possible to over-emphasize the idea of thoroughness in the introductory courses.
- serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
Word Origin and History for introductory
c.1600, from Late Latin introductorius, from introduct-, past participle stem of introducere "to lead in, bring in" (see introduction). Also used in English from c.1400 as a noun meaning "introductory treatise or textbook."