[ig-zawr-dee-uh m, ik-sawr-]
- the beginning of anything.
- the introductory part of an oration, treatise, etc.
Origin of exordium
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Related Words for exordiadebut, installation, opening, addition, presentation, inauguration, launch, initiation, preface, establishment, influx, signal, proposition, suggestion, invitation, proposal, bid, preamble, foreword, prologue
- an introductory part or beginning, esp of an oration or discourse
Word Origin for exordium
C16: from Latin, from exōrdīrī to begin, from ōrdīrī to begin
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