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introductory

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adjective in·tro·duc·to·ry \ˌin-trə-ˈdək-t(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of introductory

  • : providing information about someone who is about to speak, perform, etc., or something that is about to begin

  • : providing basic information about a subject

  • : intended to attract customers when a new product, service, etc., is introduced

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of introductory

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a first step that sets something going or in proper perspective <an introductory course in calculus>

introductorily play \-t(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb

Examples of introductory in a sentence

  1. I'd like to make a few introductory remarks before we start the program.

  2. a class in introductory physics



1605

First Known Use of introductory

1605


INTRODUCTORY Defined for Kids

introductory

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adjective in·tro·duc·to·ry \ˌin-trə-ˈdək-tə-rē\

Definition of introductory for Students

  1. :  serving to introduce :  preliminary <an introductory lesson>





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