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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 first section of a communication
  3. a basic or elementary instructional text
  4. a new proposal; " they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"
  5. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.
  6. 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.
  7. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.
  8. 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.
  9. The act of bringing into use; presentation; a preface.
  10. 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.
  11. Act of introducing; preface.
  12. The act of introducing.
  13. Something that introduces; a prefatory statement; elementary treatise.
  14. Introductive.
  15. 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.
  16. 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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Usage examples for introduction

  1. 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
  2. With a General Introduction by the Editor. – Adventures in Criticism by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. 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
  4. " 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. It was George's introduction to the Continent, and the circumstances of it were almost ideal. – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  8. Perhaps this unfortunate business will bring me an introduction." – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  9. Everybody will want an introduction to you, after they see you dance. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  10. No, but I have a letter of introduction to him. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. He had brought letters of introduction with him, and he had been in England ever since. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn
  14. An Introduction to Robert Browning. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  15. This was my introduction to Edison. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  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. Since their introduction, Homer Crawford had been vaguely frowning at her. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
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