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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.
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pre•lu•sion

(prɪˈlu ʒən)

n.
an introduction or prelude.
[1590–1600; < Latin praelūsiō=praelūd(ere) (see prelude) + -tiō -tion]
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