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introduction definition


This page has 5 definitions of introduction in English and French. Introduction is a noun. Examples of how to use introduction in a sentence are shown. Also define the related word introduce.

English introduction definition


From Middle English introduccioun, introduccyon, borrowed from Old French introduction, itself a borrowing from Latin intrōdūctiōnem, accusative of Latin intrōdūctiō, from intrōdūcō.


  • IPA(key): /ˌɪntɹəˈdʌkʃən/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌkʃən
  • Hyphenation: in‧tro‧duc‧tion


introduction (countable and uncountable, plural introductions)

  1. The act or process of introducing.
    the introduction of a new product into the market
  2. A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
  3. An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.
  4. A written or oral explanation of what constitutes the basis of an issue.


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French introduction definition


Borrowed from Latin introductio, introductionem, from introductus, from introduco.



introduction f (plural introductions)

  1. introduction

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