Origin of introduction
Examples from the Web for self-introduction
To these he generally effected an acquaintance by a polite little letter of self-introduction.William Blake|Charles Gardner
"Here am I" come his three clear, bell-like notes of self-introduction.Birds Every Child Should Know|Neltje Blanchan
But no self-introduction could be more modest or undesigned.
Every morning he was forced to repeat the whole process of self-introduction.The Devil's Garden|W. B. Maxwell
She followed up her self-introduction with a laugh—a laugh that sounded familiar to her listener.Manasseh|Maurus Jokai
British Dictionary definitions for self-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 self-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.