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Definition of Introduction

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act of introducing; act of acquainting one person with another; preface, foreword (in a book or other work); something introduced, something new; basic textbook, introductory manual
Introduction Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.
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.
That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

introductive \in`tro*duc"tive\ (?), a. [cf. f. introductif.] serving to introduce; introductory. -- in`tro*duc"tive*ly , adv.

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English Phonetics
The Devil's Dictionary
Introduction, (n.)

A social ceremony invented by the devil for the gratification of his servants and the plaguing of his enemies. The introduction attains its most malevolent development in this century, being, indeed, closely related to our political system. Every American being the equal of every other American, it follows that everybody has the right to know everybody else, which implies the right to introduce without request or permission. The Declaration of Independence should have read thus:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are
created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
inalienable rights; that among these are life, and the right to
make that of another miserable by thrusting upon him an
incalculable quantity of acquaintances; liberty, particularly the
liberty to introduce persons to one another without first
ascertaining if they are not already acquainted as enemies; and
the pursuit of another's happiness with a running pack of
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
WordNet 2.0

1. the first section of a communication
(hypernym) section, subdivision
(hyponym) exordium
(part-holonym) narration, recital, yarn
2. the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
(synonym) debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry
(hypernym) beginning, start, commencement
(hyponym) induction
3. formally making a person known to another or to the public
(synonym) presentation, intro
(hypernym) informing, making known
(hyponym) debut
(derivation) introduce, present, acquaint
4. a basic or elementary instructional text
(hypernym) textbook, text, text edition, schoolbook, school text
5. a new proposal; "they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"
(hypernym) proposal
6. the act of putting one thing into another
(synonym) insertion, intromission
(hypernym) movement
(hyponym) cannulation, canulation, cannulization, cannulisation, canulization, canulisation, intubation
(derivation) insert, infix, enter, introduce
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"
(synonym) initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, innovation, instauration
(hypernym) beginning, start, commencement
(hyponym) authorship, paternity
Introduction Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
The first section in the graduate thesis. Usually five parts consist of this section, namely, background, research question, objective, significance and organization of Study.
Background - provide the theoretical literature and development, as well as the context and characteristics of selected study area. From another side, this part also declare the importance of your thesis to write.
Objective - the purpose of this study is to shed light on...
Significance - This study contributes to ...
Introduction Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
A major section of a lesson designed to establish a common ground between the presenter and students, to capture and hold attention, to outline the lesson and relate it to the overall course, to point out benefits to the student, and to lead the student into the body of the lesson; usually contains attention step, motivation step, and overview. A segment that provides a general statement of the course content, target population, why the student is studying the material, and appropriate motivation to gain the student's attention.
Donald Clark
Introduction Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Biological Control
The importation of a natural enemy from a foreign country or continent, usually to control a pest also of foreign origin.
Catherine R. Weeden
Introduction Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Introduction, The Introduction, Intro, or The Intro may refer to:
  • Introduction (music), an opening section of a piece of music
  • Introduction (writing), a beginning section to a book, article or essay which states its purpose and goals
    • Foreword, a beginning section of a book, before the introduction, usually written by someone other than the author
  • Introduction (British House of Commons), a ceremonial seating for members elected in by-elections
  • Introduction (House of Lords), a ceremonial seating for some new members
  • "Introduction" (Songs of Experience), a poem by William Blake
  • Intro (demoscene), in the demoscene, a short computer program produced for promotion or to meet competition requirements
  • Intro sequence, a non-interactive introductory sequence for a computer or video game
  • The Introduction, a prequel film of the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Introduced species or introduction, a species established by humans outside its natural range

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Introduction Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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n. taghpa' 'ay'