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in·tro·duc·to·ry

 (ĭn′trə-dŭk′tə-rē)
adj.
Of, relating to, or constituting an introduction; initial or preparatory: introductory remarks by a speaker; an introductory psychology course. See Synonyms at preliminary.

in′tro·duc′to·ri·ly adv.

introductory

(ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
ˌintroˈductorily adv
ˌintroˈductoriness n

in•tro•duc•to•ry

(ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri)

also in`tro•duc′tive,



adj.
serving or used to introduce.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
in`tro•duc′to•ri•ly, adv.
in`tro•duc′to•ri•ness, n.
syn: See preliminary.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.introductory - serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"
opening - first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
2.introductory - serving as a base or starting pointintroductory - serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"
first - preceding all others in time or space or degree; "the first house on the right"; "the first day of spring"; "his first political race"; "her first baby"; "the first time"; "the first meetings of the new party"; "the first phase of his training"
3.introductory - serving as an introduction or preface
preceding - existing or coming before

introductory

adjective
1. preliminary, elementary, first, early, initial, inaugural, preparatory, initiatory, prefatory, precursory an introductory course in religion and theology
preliminary last, closing, final, concluding, terminating
2. starting, opening, initial, early out on the shelves at an introductory price of £2.99

introductory

adjective
1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the start of something:
2. Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business:
3. Serving to introduce a subject or person, for example:
Translations
تَمْهيدي، إسْتِهْلالي
úvodní
introducerende
bevezetõ
inngangs-
başlangıç niteliğinde olangiriş

introductory

[ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ]
A. ADJ [remarks] → preliminar; [lecture, talk] → introductorio, de introducción; [course] → introductorio, de iniciación
B. CPD introductory offer Noferta f de lanzamiento

introductory

[ˌɪntrəˈdʌktəri] adj
[course] → d'introduction
an introductory course in religion and theology → un cours d'introduction à la religion et la théologie
[price] → de lancement
at an introductory price of £2.99 → à un prix de lancement de 2 livres 99
an introductory offer → une offre de lancement
introductory remarks → remarques fpl liminaires

introductory

adj page, paragraph, chaptereinleitend; words, remarkseinführend; course, fee, offerEinführungs-; introductory speechEinführungsrede f; introductory priceEinführungspreis m

introductory

[ˌɪntrəˈdʌktrɪ] adjintroduttivo/a
introductory remarks → osservazioni fpl preliminari
an introductory offer → un'offerta di lancio

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.
References in classic literature ?
Experience has suggested the brief introductory statement of main literary principles, too often taken for granted by teachers, with much resulting haziness in the student's mind.
When the writer of these introductory lines (Walter Hartright by name) happens to be more closely connected than others with the incidents to be recorded, he will describe them in his own person.
I returned to my book--Bewick's History of British Birds: the letterpress thereof I cared little for, generally speaking; and yet there were certain introductory pages that, child as I was, I could not pass quite as a blank.
A wonderful long chapter concerning the marvellous; being much the longest of all our introductory chapters.
He was aroused from this reverie by his friend, who, having hitched about nervously and blinked at the trees for a time, suddenly coughed in an introductory way, and spoke.
As they had been discussing a score of personal matters only half-an-hour before, the introductory style seemed a little superfluous.
One stop brought us into the family sitting-room, without any introductory lobby or passage: they call it here 'the house' pre- eminently.
We entered this haven through a wicket-gate, and were disgorged by an introductory passage into a melancholy little square that looked to me like a flat burying-ground.
Though these positions have been elsewhere fully stated, they will perhaps not be improperly recapitulated in this place, as introductory to an examination of what may have been offered by way of objection to them.
Trent assented, waving his hand towards his companion in introductory fashion.
HAS AN INTRODUCTORY ACCOUNT OF THE INMATES OF THE HOUSE, TO WHICH OLIVER RESORTED
With the beginning of the last speech he had stretched out his legs, thrust his hands in his pockets, and prepared himself for some introductory diffuseness, tending to show that Mr.

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