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exordium

[ ig-zawr-dee-uhm, ik-sawr- ]
/ 瑟g藞z蓴r di 蓹m, 瑟k藞s蓴r- /
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noun, plural ex路or路di路ums, ex路or路di路a [ig-zawr-dee-uh, ik-sawr-]. /瑟g藞z蓴r di 蓹, 瑟k藞s蓴r-/.
the beginning of anything.
the introductory part of an oration, treatise, etc.
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Origin of exordium

1525鈥35; <Latin ex艒rdium, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + 艒rd(墨r墨) to begin + -ium-ium

OTHER WORDS FROM exordium

ex路or路di路al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for exordium

exordium
/ (蓻k藞s蓴藧d瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -diums or -dia (-d瑟蓹)
an introductory part or beginning, esp of an oration or discourse

Derived forms of exordium

exordial, adjective

Word Origin for exordium

C16: from Latin, from ex艒rd墨r墨 to begin, from 艒rd墨r墨 to begin
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