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pre·lu·sion

 (prĭ-lo͞o′zhən)
n.
A prelude or introduction.

[Latin praelūsiō, praelūsiōn-, from praelūsus, past participle of praelūdere, to play beforehand; see prelude.]

pre·lu′sive (-sĭv) adj.
pre·lu′sive·ly adv.

pre•lu•sive

(prɪˈlu sɪv)

also pre•lu•so•ry

(-sə ri)

adj.
introductory.
[1595–1605; < Latin praelūs(us), past participle of praelūdere (see prelude) + -ive]
pre•lu′sive•ly, pre•lu′so•ri•ly, adv.
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