introductory

adjective
in·​tro·​duc·​to·​ry | \ ˌin-trə-ˈdək-t(ə-)rē How to pronounce introductory (audio) \

Definition of introductory

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

Other Words from introductory

introductorily \ ˌin-​trə-​ˈdək-​t(ə-​)rə-​lē How to pronounce introductory (audio) \ adverb

Examples of introductory in a Sentence

I'd like to make a few introductory remarks before we start the program. a class in introductory physics
Recent Examples on the Web Jim Montgomery was hired to replace Cassidy, and the new coach said at his introductory news conference that Bergeron, a five-time Selke Trophy winner, was his first call. Jimmy Golen, Hartford Courant, 8 Aug. 2022 He's had just two media availabilities since the Browns acquired him: a March 25 introductory press conference and a June 14 minicamp availability. Chris Easterling, USA TODAY, 3 Aug. 2022 At his introductory news conference after being traded to the Browns, Watson was adamant about his innocence. Rob Maaddi, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 During his introductory news conference after he was traded to Cleveland, Watson was adamant about his innocence. Rob Maaddi And Tom Withers, Chron, 1 Aug. 2022 Watson met with media for the first time during his introductory press conference a week after being traded, alongside GM Andrew Berry and coach Kevin Stefanski. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 1 Aug. 2022 At his introductory news conference after being traded to Cleveland, Watson was adamant about his innocence. Rob Maaddi, ajc, 1 Aug. 2022 During his introductory news conference after he was traded to Cleveland, Watson was adamant about his innocence. Rob Maaddi, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2022 During his introductory news conference after he was traded to Cleveland, Watson was adamant about his innocence. CBS News, 1 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of introductory

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of introductory was in 1605

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12 Aug 2022

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“Introductory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introductory. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for introductory

introductory

adjective
in·​tro·​duc·​to·​ry | \ ˌin-trə-ˈdək-tə-rē How to pronounce introductory (audio) \

Kids Definition of introductory

: serving to introduce : preliminary an introductory lesson

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