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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 letting people know about a new thing, or letting them experience it or start to use it.
The introduction of the tractor made farming much easier.
synonyms:
establishment, inauguration, presentation
similar words:
announcement, creation, injection, innovation
definition 2: the presenting of one person to another or to others.
Most people at the party didn't know each other, so the host made many introductions.
definition 3: a part at the beginning of something, such as a book, article, or speech, that explains what will follow.
He read the introduction to see if the book interested him.
synonyms:
foreword, overture, preface
similar words:
kickoff, lead, opening
definition 4: the act of bringing something from one place and putting it into a new environment.
The introduction of certain new plants into the region caused problems for some of the native plants.
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