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Definitions of introduction

  1. the act of beginning something new; " they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
  2. the act of putting one thing into another
  3. formally making a person known to another or to the public
  4. the first section of a communication
  5. a basic or elementary instructional text
  6. a new proposal; " they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"
  7. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new; " she looked forward to her initiation as an adult"; " the foundation of a new scientific society"; " he regards the fork as a modern introduction"
  8. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.
  9. The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.
  10. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.
  11. A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.
  12. The act of bringing into use; presentation; a preface.
  13. Act of conducting into: act of making persons known to each other: act of bringing into notice or practice: preliminary matter to the main thoughts of a book: a treatise introductory to a science or course of study.
  14. Act of introducing; preface.
  15. The act of introducing.
  16. Something that introduces; a prefatory statement; elementary treatise.
  17. Introductive.
  18. The action of conducting or ushering into a place; the act of making persons known to each other; the act of bringing something into notice, practice, or use; a preface or preliminary discourse; an elementary treatise.
  19. The act of introducing; the making people known; the opening or preliminary part of a thing, as of a speech, a discourse, or a book; the bringing in something fresh.
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Quotes of introduction

  1. A Catholic is raised with the idea that he will die any minute now and if he doesn't live his life in a certain way, this death is an introduction to an eternity of pain. – Don DeLillo
  2. My objection to Liberalism is this that it is the introduction into the practical business of life of the highest kind namely, politics of philosophical ideas instead of political principles. – Benjamin Disraeli
  3. I spent most of this afternoon writing a new introduction for my autobiography. – June Foray
  4. The introduction of religious passion into politics is the end of honest politics, and the introduction of politics into religion is the prostitution of true religion. – Lord Hailsham
  5. I left Apple in April of 1984, pretty soon after the introduction of the Mac. – Andy Hertzfeld
  6. There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. – Niccolo Machiavelli
  7. I started in a research lab for TV cameras, then I worked at a tape duplication facility. That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi -fi. – Alan Parsons
  8. I had the sets that meant so much to this character built- right in my home, especially the kitchen, which was important both for her character and for your introduction to her when Albert comes to visit. – Debbie Reynolds
  9. With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine. – Bertrand Russell
  10. When I did that first movie, it was the introduction to all the set -up time and the waiting time that's endemic in motion pictures, and the repetition. – Harry Shearer
  11. The number of attacks on the American and allied forces is at the highest level since the insurgency began despite the increase of America combat operations and the introduction of some 40 new Iraq security forces and battalions. – Ike Skelton
  12. The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness. – Lao Tzu
  13. I enjoyed the promotion with K9 on my introduction day. – Lalla Ward
  14. You kind of alluded to it in your introduction I mean, for the last 300 or so years, the exact sciences have been dominated by what is really a good idea, which is the idea that one can describe the natural world using mathematical equations. – Stephen Wolfram

Usage examples for introduction

  1. John gave me a letter of introduction but I have been so busy since my arrival here I have had no chance to call on you. – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  2. Would not such an introduction give you confidence in the speaker, unless you were strongly opposed to him? – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. " My introduction to him was on a stormy winter night, in the early years of the Washoe excitement. – The Comstock Club by Charles Carroll Goodwin
  4. An Introduction to Robert Browning. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  5. This was my introduction to Edison. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  6. Letters of introduction should only be given by actual friends of the persons addressed, and to actual friends of their own. – Martine's Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness by Arthur Martine
  7. No, but I have a letter of introduction to him. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  8. Mr. Edward Atkinson has furnished the introduction to the book, in which he commends it warmly. –  by
  9. Only to such as are fortunate enough to get an introduction to the lady owner through some friend of hers; so I understand; but photographs have been taken and are for sale in the stores. – Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley
  10. Everybody will want an introduction to you, after they see you dance. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  11. There was no introduction – Two Little Confederates by Thomas Nelson Page
  12. It was George's introduction to the Continent, and the circumstances of it were almost ideal. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  13. Perhaps this unfortunate business will bring me an introduction – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  14. But suppose any sort of introduction of this sort- you know what we mean! – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  15. With a General Introduction by the Editor. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  16. This introduction no more than the book itself, shall that Einzige, Death, make his Eigentum. – The Ego and His Own by Max Stirner
  17. He had brought letters of introduction with him, and he had been in England ever since. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  18. Since their introduction Homer Crawford had been vaguely frowning at her. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  19. He wondered what it was open to him, after such an introduction to do in relation to her, and he determined he would push through his American tale and discover what the hero did. – Pandora by James, Henry
  20. The mere history of its introduction should not be taken as proof of its presence. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
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