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introductory

[ in-truh-duhk-tuh-ree ]
/ ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri /
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adjective
serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning: an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
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Sometimes in·tro·duc·tive .

Origin of introductory

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from 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 forms of introductory

introductorily, adverbintroductoriness, noun
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