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Etymology edit

From Middle English introduccioun, introduccyon, borrowed from Old French introduction, itself a borrowing from Latin intrōdūctiōnem, accusative of Latin intrōdūctiō, from intrōdūcō.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntɹəˈdʌkʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌkʃən
  • Hyphenation: in‧tro‧duc‧tion

Noun edit

introduction (countable and uncountable, plural introductions)

  1. The act or process of introducing.
    the introduction of a new product into the market
  2. A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
    David was feeling groggy at his introduction to Sophie, and didn't remember her name.
  3. An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.
    This book features a preface by a well-known botanist, and an introduction by the author's mentor at university.
  4. A written or oral explanation of what constitutes the basis of an issue.

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French edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin intrōductiō.

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Noun edit

introduction f (plural introductions)

  1. introduction
    Synonym: (clipping, informal) intro
    Coordinate term: conclusion

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