introduction

introduction
introduction [in΄trəduk′shən]
n.
[ME introduccion < MFr introduction < L introductio]
1. an introducing or being introduced
2. anything introduced, or brought into use, knowledge, or fashion
3. anything that introduces, or prepares the way for; specif.,
a) the preliminary section of a book, often having material considered essential to an understanding of the main text
b) the preliminary part of a speech, treatise, etc.
c) an opening section of a musical composition
d) a preliminary guide or text
4. the formal presentation of one person to another, to an audience, to society, etc.
SYN.- INTRODUCTION, in strict usage, refers to the preliminary section of a book, etc. that explains and leads into the subject proper; PREFACE refers to a statement preliminary to a book, written by the author or editor and explaining the purpose, plan, or preparation of the work; the preface may also include acknowledgments for help or for permissions granted for use of previously published material; FOREWORD is a brief preface written by someone other than the author; PREAMBLE refers to a formal, but usually brief, introduction to a constitution, treaty, etc.; PROLOGUE applies to the preliminary section as of a play or poem, serving as an introduction and, in the play, frequently spoken by one of the characters
-ANT. CONCLUSION, EPILOGUE

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