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in·tro·duc·tion

 (ĭn′trə-dŭk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of introducing or the state of being introduced.
2. A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
3. Something recently introduced; an innovation: "He loathed a fork; it is a modern introduction which has still scarcely reached common people" (D.H. Lawrence).
4. Something spoken, written, or otherwise presented in beginning or introducing something, especially:
a. A preface, as to a book.
b. Music A short preliminary passage in a larger movement or work.
c. A basic introductory text or course of study.

[Middle English introduccioun, from Old French introduction, from Latin intrōductiō, intrōductiōn-, from intrōductus, past participle of intrōdūcere, to bring in; see introduce.]

introduction

(ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən)
n
1. the act of introducing or fact of being introduced
2. a presentation of one person to another or others
3. a means of presenting a person to another person, group, etc, such as a letter of introduction or reference
4. a preliminary part, as of a book, speech, etc
5. (Classical Music) music
a. an instrumental passage preceding the entry of a soloist, choir, etc
b. an opening passage in a movement or composition that precedes the main material
6. something that has been or is introduced, esp something that is not native to an area, country, etc
7. (Journalism & Publishing) a basic or elementary work of instruction, reference, etc
8. (Logic) 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 others: conjunction-introduction; negation-introduction.

in•tro•duc•tion

(ˌɪn trəˈdʌk ʃən)

n.
1. the act of introducing or the state of being introduced.
2. a formal personal presentation of one person to another or others.
3. a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part.
4. an elementary treatise.
5. an act or instance of inserting.
6. something introduced.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin intrōductiō]
syn: introduction, foreword, preface refer to material in the front of a book that introduces and explains it to the reader. An introduction is a formal preliminary statement, often extensive, that serves as a guide to the book. It is written by the author and usu. printed as part of the text: The introduction outlined the subjects covered in the book. A foreword is a short introductory statement that precedes the text proper. It is usu. written by someone other than the author, often an authority on the subject of the book: The writer of the foreword praised the book. A preface, also separate from the text proper, is the author's informal statement about the purpose, preparation, etc., of the book; it usu. includes acknowledgments: The author thanked her family in the preface. A preface usu. follows a foreword, if there is one.

introduction

  • inlay card - A pamphlet accompanying a CD, film, etc., giving an introduction.
  • isagoge - An introduction to a field of study.
  • front matter - Things in the beginning of a book like an introduction and table of contents.
  • propaedeutic - A subject or course of study that is an introduction to more advanced study or to an art or science.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.introduction - the act of beginning something newintroduction - the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
induction - the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time); "the induction of an anesthetic state"
product introduction - the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line
ushering in - the introduction of something new; "it signalled the ushering in of a new era"
naturalisation, naturalization - the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous
2.introduction - the first section of a communicationintroduction - the first section of a communication
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
exordium - (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse
opening - the initial part of the introduction; "the opening established the basic theme"
foreword, preface, prolusion - a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
preamble - a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose)
prolegomenon - a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise
prologue - an introduction to a play
recital, yarn, narration - the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events; "his narration was hesitant"
speech, address - the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience; "he listened to an address on minor Roman poets"
3.introduction - formally making a person known to another or to the public
making known, informing - a speech act that conveys information
debut - the presentation of a debutante in society
reintroduction - an act of renewed introduction
4.introduction - a basic or elementary instructional text
school text, schoolbook, text edition, textbook, text - a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
5.introduction - a new proposal; "they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"
proposal - something proposed (such as a plan or assumption)
6.introduction - the act of putting one thing into another
movement - the act of changing the location of something; "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"
cannulation, cannulisation, cannulization, canulation, canulisation, canulization, intubation - the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
instillation, instillment, instilment - the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
enclosing, envelopment, inclosure, enclosure - the act of enclosing something inside something else
injection - the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
blood transfusion, transfusion - the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
perfusion - pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)
7.introduction - the act of starting something for the first timeintroduction - the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; "she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new scientific society"
commencement, start, beginning - the act of starting something; "he was responsible for the beginning of negotiations"
authorship, paternity - the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing; "the authorship of the theory is disputed"

introduction

noun
1. launch, institution, establishment, start, opening, beginning, pioneering, presentation, initiation, inauguration, induction, commencement, instigation He is remembered for the introduction of the moving assembly line.
launch completion, elimination, termination
2. presentation, meeting, audience, formality With considerable shyness she performed the introductions.
3. opening, prelude, preface, lead-in, preliminaries, overture, preamble, foreword, prologue, intro (informal), commencement, opening remarks, proem, opening passage, prolegomena, prolegomenon, exordium In her introduction to the book she provides a summary of the ideas.
opening end, conclusion, epilogue
4. debut, initiation, inauguration, baptism, first acquaintance His introduction to League football could have been easier.
5. description, report, account, explanation, outline, sketch The book is a friendly, helpful introduction to physics.
6. insertion, addition, injection, interpolation the introduction of air bubbles into the veins
insertion withdrawal, removal, extraction

introduction

noun
1. The state of being allowed entry:
2. A short section of preliminary remarks:
Translations
تَعْريف، تَقْديمتَقْديممُقَدِّمَةٌمُقَدِّمَهمقدمة
úvodzavedenípředmluvapředstavování
introduktionindførelse
esittelyjohdanto
uvođenje
kynningkynning, inngangur
紹介
소개
predstavovanie
uvodpredstavitevuvajanje
introduktionpresentation
การแนะนำ
tanıtmagirişön sözsunmatanıştırma
sự giới thiệu

introduction

[ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən] N
1. [of person] → presentación f
to give sb an introduction to sbdar a algn una carta de recomendación para algn
a letter of introductionuna carta de recomendación
will you do or make the introductions?¿quieres hacer las presentaciones?
2. (= initiation) → introducción f
this book is a good introduction to his teachingseste libro es una buena introducción a sus enseñanzas
my introduction to life in Cadizmi primera experiencia de la vida en Cádiz
my introduction to mathsmi iniciación en las matemáticas
3. (in book) → prólogo m, introducción f
4. (= bringing in) [of legislation] → introducción f (Pol) [of bill] → presentación f
5. (= insertion) → introducción f, inserción f

introduction

[ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən] n
[legislation, reforms, measures] → introduction f
[new system, technology, plant, animal, product] → introduction f
The Government saw the introduction of new technology as vital → Le gouvernement considérait comme vitale l'introduction des nouvelles technologies.
[person] → présentation f
Elaine performed the introductions → Elaine fit les présentations.
a letter of introduction → une lettre de recommandation
to need no introduction (= to be well known)
She needs no introduction → Il n'est nul besoin de la présenter.
(to book, talk)introduction f
the passage I quoted at the beginning of this introduction → le passage que j'ai cité en début d'introduction
the introduction to the book → l'introduction au livre
(= book for beginners)
an introduction to linguistics → une introduction à la linguistique
(= initiation) → premiers pas mpl
his introduction to League football → ses premiers pas en Ligue 1

introduction

n
(to person) → Vorstellung f; since his introduction to Lord Xseit er Lord X vorgestellt worden ist; to make or perform the introductionsdie Vorstellung übernehmen; letter of introductionEinführungsbrief mor -schreiben nt; introduction agencyPartnervermittlung f
(= introductory part: to book, music) → Einleitung f(to zu)
(= elementary course, book)Einführung f; an introduction to Frencheine Einführung ins Französische
(= introducing, being introduced) (to subject) → Einführung f (→ to in +acc); (to habit, hobby) → Bekanntschaft f(to mit); (of fashion, practice, reform etc)Einführung f; (of bill, competition)Einbringen nt; (= announcing) (of speaker)Vorstellung f, → Ankündigung f; (of programme)Ankündigung f; (= bringing or carrying in)Einführung f (→ into in +dat); (= insertion)Einführung f (→ into in +acc); our next guest needs no introductionunser nächster Gast braucht nicht vorgestellt zu werden

introduction

[ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃn] n (see vb) → introduzione f, presentazione f
my introduction to maths → il mio primo contatto con la matematica
a letter of introduction → una lettera di presentazione

introduce

(intrəˈdjuːs) verb
1. (often with to) to make (people) known by name to each other. He introduced the guests (to each other); Let me introduce you to my mother; May I introduce myself? I'm John Brown.
2. (often with into) to bring in (something new). Grey squirrels were introduced into Britain from Canada; Why did you introduce such a boring subject (into the conversation)?
3. to propose or put forward. He introduced a bill in Parliament for the abolition of income tax.
4. (with to) to cause (a person) to get to know (a subject etc). Children are introduced to algebra at about the age of eleven.
ˌintroˈduction (-ˈdakʃən) noun
1. the act of introducing, or the process of being introduced. the introduction of new methods.
2. an act of introducing one person to another. The hostess made the introductions and everyone shook hands.
3. something written at the beginning of a book explaining the contents, or said at the beginning of a speech etc.
ˌintroˈductory (-ˈdaktəri) adjective
giving an introduction. He made a few introductory remarks about the film before showing it.

introduction

مُقَدِّمَةٌ úvod introduktion Bekanntmachen σύσταση introducción esittely présentation uvođenje introduzione 紹介 소개 introductie introduksjon wprowadzenie introdução вступление introduktion การแนะนำ tanıtma sự giới thiệu 介绍
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We both bowed, and then we laughed, for the prim introduction and the blunt addition were rather a comical contrast.
In pursuance of this resolve, he took up his residence in the Puritan town as Roger Chillingworth, without other introduction than the learning and intelligence of which he possessed more than a common measure.
I had no drop again till the next day, for I was carried triumphantly through the following hours by my introduction to the younger of my pupils.
But, at his superior's introduction of him to Ahab, he politely bowed, and straightway went on to do his captain's bidding.
It cost some effort of our senator to induce him to comprehend the case fully; and while he is doing his best at that, we shall give him a little introduction to our readers.
Miss Woodhouse was so great a personage in Highbury, that the prospect of the introduction had given as much panic as pleasure; but the humble, grateful little girl went off with highly gratified feelings, delighted with the affability with which Miss Woodhouse had treated her all the evening, and actually shaken hands with her at last!
When their promised visit to the Park and consequent introduction to these young ladies took place, they found in the appearance of the eldest, who was nearly thirty, with a very plain and not a sensible face, nothing to admire; but in the other, who was not more than two or three and twenty, they acknowledged considerable beauty; her features were pretty, and she had a sharp quick eye, and a smartness of air, which though it did not give actual elegance or grace, gave distinction to her person.
A more reassuring introduction for a new governess could scarcely be conceived; there was no grandeur to overwhelm, no stateliness to embarrass; and then, as I entered, the old lady got up and promptly and kindly came forward to meet me.
This was Heathcliff's first introduction to the family.
The coming of Dickon and how it had been told to him, the doubt of Mester Colin and the final drama of his introduction to the hidden domain, combined with the incident of Ben Weatherstaff's angry face peering over the wall and Mester Colin's sudden indignant strength, made Mrs.
An introduction to her, obtained in the customary manner, informed him that she was the daughter of one Mr.
So her manner of marketing was to plump a noun-substantive at the head of a shopkeeper without any introduction in the nature of an article, and, if it happened not to be the name of the thing she wanted, to look round for that thing, lay hold of it, and hold on by it until the bargain was concluded.

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