Synonyms and Antonyms of introductory

  1. 1 coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows <an introductory paragraph to the chapter on evolution> Synonyms beginning, preliminary, precursory, prefatory, prelim, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, primaryRelated Words introducing, prefacing, preparing, readying; premonitory, warning; basic, elementary, fundamental; ahead, early, former, preceding, previous, priorNear Antonyms after, behind, following, subsequent

  2. 2 of or relating to the simplest facts or theories of a subject <an introductory course in computer programming> Synonyms abecedarian, basal, basic, beginning, elemental, essential, fundamental, elementary, meat-and-potatoes, rudimental, rudimentary, underlyingRelated Words primal, primary, prime, simple; crude, primeval, primitive, primordial, rude, uncomplicated; preliminary, preparatory; crucial, important, keyNear Antonyms complex, sophisticated; complicated, convoluted, detailed, elaborate, extensive, intricate; developed, evolved, high, higher, refinedAntonyms advanced

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