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in·tro·duc·tion

introduction

 
 
pronunciation:
In tr duhk shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of introducing.
She began the meeting with a brief introduction.
synonyms:
establishment, inauguration, presentation
similar words:
announcement, creation, injection, innovation
definition 2: the preface to a book or other work.
He read the introduction to see if the book interested him.
synonyms:
foreword, overture, preface
similar words:
kickoff, lead, opening
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