introductory

[ in-truh-duhk-tuh-ree ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri /

adjective

serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning: an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.

Nearby words

  1. intro-,
  2. intro.,
  3. introduce,
  4. introducer,
  5. introduction,
  6. introflection,
  7. introgression,
  8. introit,
  9. introitus,
  10. introject

Sometimes in·tro·duc·tive.

Origin of introductory

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin intrōductōrius, equivalent to Latin intrōduc-, variant stem of intrōdūcere (see introduce) + -tōrius -tory1

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British Dictionary definitions for introductory

introductory

/ (ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
Derived Formsintroductorily, adverbintroductoriness, noun

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Word Origin and History for introductory

introductory

adj.

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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