prolusion


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pro·lu·sion

 (prō-lo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. A preliminary exercise.
2. An essay written as a preface to a more detailed work.

[Latin prōlūsiō, prōlūsiōn-, from prōlūsus, past participle of prōlūdere, to practice beforehand : prō-, before; see pro-1 + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·lu′so·ry (-sə-rē, -zə-) adj.

prolusion

(prəˈluːʒən)
n
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a preliminary written exercise
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an introductory essay, sometimes of a slight or tentative nature
[C17: from Latin prōlūsiō preliminary exercise, from prōlūdere to practise beforehand, from pro-1 + lūdere to play]
prolusory adj

pro•lu•sion

(proʊˈlu ʒən)

n.
1. an essay or article preliminary to a more exhaustive work.
2. a prelude; any preliminary or introductory event.
[1595–1605; < Latin prōlūsiō rehearsal =prōlūd(ere) to rehearse, be a prelude to (prō- pro-1 + lūdere to play; compare prelude) + -tiō -tion]
pro•lu′so•ry (-sə ri, -zə-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prolusion - a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
text, textual matter - the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text"
introduction - the first section of a communication
2.prolusion - exercising in preparation for strenuous activityprolusion - exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
preparation, readying - the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose; "preparations for the ceremony had begun"
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