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ˌɪn trəˈdʌk ʃənin·tro·duc·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entrynoun

    the act of beginning something new

    "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"

  2. introductionnoun

    the first section of a communication

  3. presentation, introduction, intronoun

    formally making a person known to another or to the public

  4. introductionnoun

    a basic or elementary instructional text

  5. introductionnoun

    a new proposal

    "they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"

  6. insertion, introduction, intromissionnoun

    the act of putting one thing into another

  7. initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, introduction, instaurationnoun

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. introductionnoun

    The act or process of introducing.

  2. introductionnoun

    A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.

  3. introductionnoun

    An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.

  4. Etymology: From introduction, from (ultimately introduco), ultimately from h₁énteros and dewk-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Introductionnoun

    Etymology: introduction, Fr. introductio, Latin.

    The archbishop of Canterbury had pursued the introduction of the liturgy and the canons into Scotland with great vehemence. Edward Hyde.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Introductionnoun

    the act of introducing, or bringing to notice

  2. Introductionnoun

    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

  3. Introductionnoun

    that part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium

  4. Introductionnoun

    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

  5. Etymology: [L. introductio: cf. F. introduction. See Introduce.]

Freebase

  1. Introduction

    ln an essay, article, or book, an introduction is a beginning section which states the purpose and goals of the following writing. This is generally followed by the body and conclusion. The introduction typically describes the scope of the document and gives the brief explanation or summary of the document. It may also explain certain elements that are important to the essay if explanations are not part of the main text. The readers can have an idea about the following text before they actually start reading it. ln technical writing, the introduction typically includes one or more standard subsections: abstract or summary, preface, acknowledgments, and foreword. Alternatively, the section labeled introduction itself may be a brief section found side-by-side with abstract, foreword, etc.. In this case the set of sections that come before the body of the book are known as the front matter. When the book is divided into numbered chapters, by convention the introduction and any other front-matter sections are unnumbered and precede chapter 1. Keeping the concept of the introduction the same, different documents have different styles to introduce the written text. For example, the introduction of a Functional Specification consists of information that the whole document is yet to explain. If a Userguide is written, the introduction is about the product. In a report, the introduction gives a summary about the report contents.

Editors Contribution

  1. introduction

    The act and process of to introduce.

    The introduction is simple and easy to understand.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'introduction' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1555

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'introduction' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2656

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'introduction' in Nouns Frequency: #677

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of introduction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of introduction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of introduction in a Sentence

  1. Julian Sanchez:

    There’s plenty of scaremongering around steps broadband providers could take in the absence of neutrality regulation — blocking off certain sites, or charging extra fees to access certain services — but not a ton of reason to think they would do these things, which would antagonize customers, be technically tricky to enforce against sophisticated users, and invite the re-imposition of regulations, what’s more realistic is the introduction of plans that provide higher speeds for specific bandwidth-intensive services.

  2. Seán O'Casey:

    Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another.

  3. Andrew Lebovich:

    The possible introduction of IS operations in Tunisia could be the start of renewed targeting of civilians in the region, and also push al Qaeda-linked groups who have for some time targeted largely political and military targets back toward more overt attacks against civilians.

  4. Ryan Pack:

    What does Earth mean to you? What does life mean to you? It's the introduction to Hell in my opinion.

  5. Partners Group:

    One value creation initiative will focus on the introduction of new technologies to Techem's strong existing platform and installed base to enhance the customer experience.

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