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Introduction vs. Introductory

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Introductionnoun

The act or process of introducing.

Introductoryadjective

Introducing; giving a preview or idea of.

‘He enrolled in an introductory wine-making course.’;

Introductionnoun

A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.

Introductoryadjective

Serving to introduce something else; leading to the main subject or business; preliminary; prefatory; as, introductory proceedings; an introductory discourse.

Introductionnoun

An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.

Introductoryadjective

serving to open or begin;

‘began the slide show with some introductory remarks’;

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Introductionnoun

A written or oral explanation of what constitutes the basis of an issue.

Introductoryadjective

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’;

Introductionnoun

The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.

Introductoryadjective

serving as an introduction or preface

Introductionnoun

The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.

Introductionnoun

That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.

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Introductionnoun

A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.

Introductionnoun

the first section of a communication

Introductionnoun

the act of beginning something new;

‘they looked forward to the debut of their new product line’;

Introductionnoun

formally making a person known to another or to the public

Introductionnoun

a basic or elementary instructional text

Introductionnoun

a new proposal;

‘they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives’;

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Introductionnoun

the act of putting one thing into another

Introductionnoun

the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;

‘she looked forward to her initiation as an adult’; ‘the foundation of a new scientific society’; ‘he regards the fork as a modern introduction’;

Introductionnoun

the action of introducing something

‘the introduction of muskrats into central Europe’; ‘issues arising from the introduction of new technology’;

Introductionnoun

a thing newly brought into use or introduced to a place for the first time

‘despite the new introductions, many of the older species remain firm favourites’;

Introductionnoun

a formal presentation of one person to another, in which each is told the other's name

‘he returned to his desk, leaving Michael to make the introductions’; ‘a letter of introduction’;

Introductionnoun

a thing preliminary to something else, especially an explanatory section at the beginning of a book, report, or speech

‘your talk will need an introduction which states clearly what you are talking about and why’;

Introductionnoun

a preliminary section in a piece of music, often thematically different from the main section

‘his Fifth Symphony opens with an introduction featuring a solo tuba’;

Introductionnoun

a book or course of study intended to introduce a subject to a person

‘a good general introduction to the subject is A Social History of England’;

Introductionnoun

a person's first experience of a subject or thing

‘my introduction to drama was through an amateur dramatic society’;

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