a prefix, meaning “inwardly,” “within,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (introspection); occasionally used in the formation of new words (introjection).
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Origin of intro-
< Latin, representing intrō (adv.) inwardly, within
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in, into, or inwardintrovert
Word Origin for intro-
from Latin intrō towards the inside, inwardly, within
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word-forming element, from Latin intro "on the inside, within, to the inside," from PIE *en-t(e)ro-, suffixed form of preposition *en "in" (see in).
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