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exordium

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noun, ex·or·di·um \eg-ˈzȯr-dē-əm\

Definition of exordium

plural exordiums or -dia \-dē-ə\

  1. :  a beginning or introduction especially to a discourse or composition

exordial play \-dē-əl\ adjective


Examples of exordium in a sentence

  1. <in his exordium the author warns his readers that they should expect a radically different interpretation of the causes of the war>



Origin of exordium

Latin, from exordiri to begin, from ex- + ordiri to begin — more at order


First Known Use: 1577


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