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Related to prolusion: propulsion
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.
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||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 activity|
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