[ in-truh-duhk-tuh-ree ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri /
serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning: an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
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Origin of introductory
SYNONYMS FOR introductory
in·tro·duc·to·ri·ly, adverbin·tro·duc·to·ri·ness, nounsub·in·tro·duc·tive, adjectivesub·in·tro·duc·to·ry, adjective
un·in·tro·duc·tive, adjectiveun·in·tro·duc·to·ry, adjective
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/ (ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ, -trɪ) /
serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
c.1600, from Late Latin introductorius, from introduct-, past participle stem of introducere "to lead in, bring in" (see introduction). Also used in English from c.1400 as a noun meaning "introductory treatise or textbook."
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