- the act of introducing or the state of being introduced.
- a formal personal presentation of one person to another or others.
- a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part.
- an elementary treatise: an introduction to botany.
- an act or instance of inserting.
- something introduced.
Origin of introduction
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Examples from the Web for self-introduction
Her self-introduction to her father was one long to be remembered.Famous Prima Donnas
Lewis Clinton Strang
"Here am I" come his three clear, bell-like notes of self-introduction.Birds Every Child Should Know
Every morning he was forced to repeat the whole process of self-introduction.The Devil's Garden
W. B. Maxwell
But no self-introduction could be more modest or undesigned.
Courtney's finesse saved me the embarrassment of a self-introduction.The Colonel of the Red Huzzars
John Reed Scott
- the act of introducing or fact of being introduced
- a presentation of one person to another or others
- a means of presenting a person to another person, group, etc, such as a letter of introduction or reference
- a preliminary part, as of a book, speech, etc
- an instrumental passage preceding the entry of a soloist, choir, etc
- an opening passage in a movement or composition that precedes the main material
- something that has been or is introduced, esp something that is not native to an area, country, etc
- a basic or elementary work of instruction, reference, etc
- logic (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operator may be derived from othersconjunction-introduction; negation-introduction
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.