intro

[ in-troh ]
/ ˈɪn troʊ /

noun, plural in·tros. Informal.

the introductory passage of a piece for a jazz or dance band.

Nearby words

  1. intrinsic factor,
  2. intrinsic parity,
  3. intrinsic reflex,
  4. intrinsic semiconductor,
  5. intrinsic sphincter,
  6. intro-,
  7. intro.,
  8. introduce,
  9. introducer,
  10. introduction

Origin of intro

First recorded in 1895–1900; shortening of introduction

intro-

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

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British Dictionary definitions for intro

intro

/ (ˈɪntrəʊ) /

noun plural -tros

informal short for introduction

intro-

prefix

in, into, or inwardintrovert

Word Origin for intro-

from Latin intrō towards the inside, inwardly, within

intro.

introd.

abbreviation for

introduction
introductory
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Word Origin and History for intro
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Medicine definitions for intro

intro-

pref.

In; into:intromission.
Inward:introspection.

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