Origin of introduction
Examples from the Web for introduction
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On company questionnaires, many students still report the book as their introduction to RSD.
Granted, partly this is a problem of sources the author identifies in the introduction.
Existing food shortages in the country were immediately exacerbated by the introduction of Ebola, for a variety of reasons.
The introduction of forensic evidence in the mid-1980s completely changed the way we solve crimes.How the U.S. Ended Up With 400,000 Untested Rape Kits|Caitlin Dickson|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This, signora, is the prisoner of whom I told you,” said my conductor by way of introduction.Under the Meteor Flag|Harry Collingwood
After this no great difficulty was experienced in obtaining the royal assent to the introduction of a bill.The Political History of England - Vol XI|George Brodrick
It was verse of this kind which, as Mr. Gosse observes, justified the introduction of the heroic couplet in all its strictness.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
This will allow the introduction of the hand into the abdomen from behind, so as to pull out the contents.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
Attempts have been made to improve the quality by the introduction of Riga flax seed, but so far without success.Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products|William Bevan
British Dictionary definitions for introduction
- an instrumental passage preceding the entry of a soloist, choir, etc
- an opening passage in a movement or composition that precedes the main material
Word Origin and History for introduction
late 14c., "act of bringing into existence," from Old French introduccion and directly from Latin introductionem (nominative introductio) "a leading in," noun of action from past participle stem of introducere "to lead in, bring in, to introduce," from intro- "inward, to the inside" (see intro-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Meaning "initial instruction in a subject; an introductory statement" is mid-15c. The sense of "formal presentation of one person to another" is from 1711.