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introduction

noun in·tro·duc·tion \ˌin-trə-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of INTRODUCTION

1
:  something that introduces: as
a (1) :  a part of a book or treatise preliminary to the main portion
(2) :  a preliminary treatise or course of study
b :  a short introductory musical passage
2
:  the act or process of introducing :  the state of being introduced
3
:  a putting in :  insertion
4
:  something introduced; specifically :  a new or exotic plant or animal

Examples of INTRODUCTION

  1. the introduction of telephone service to the area
  2. Since its introduction last year, over a million copies of the software have been sold.
  3. the introduction of evidence at the trial
  4. the introduction of a new topic for conversation
  5. the introduction of the bill to Congress
  6. She told the audience, by way of introduction, that the research was completed a year ago.
  7. the introduction of an Asian plant species to America
  8. After a brief introduction, the performer took the stage.

Origin of INTRODUCTION

Middle English introduccioun act of introducing, from Anglo-French introduction, from Latin introduction-, introductio, from introducere
First Known Use: 14th century
INTRODUCTION Defined for Kids

introduction

noun in·tro·duc·tion \ˌin-trə-ˈdək-shən\

Definition of INTRODUCTION for Kids

1
:  the part of a book that leads up to and explains what will be found in the main part
2
:  the act of causing a person to meet another person
3
:  the action of bringing into use, making available, or presenting for consideration or discussion
4
:  something introduced or added <The plant is a new introduction to the garden.>
Medical Dictionary

introduction

noun in·tro·duc·tion \ˌin-trə-ˈdək-shən\

Medical Definition of INTRODUCTION

:  an action of putting in or inserting <introduction of contrast material through the catheter—Scientific American Medicine>
in·tro·duce \-ˈd(y)üs\ transitive verb, in·tro·duced in·tro·duc·ing

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