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pref·ace

preface

 
pronunciation:
pre fihs
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an introduction to a book or other written material that gives information about the author or work.
synonyms:
foreword, introduction
definition 2: a short introduction to a speech.
similar words:
introduction
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: prefaces, prefacing, prefaced
definition: to begin a book or speech with a short introduction.
The professor prefaced her speech with a quote from Thomas Jefferson.
synonyms:
begin
similar words:
open, start
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