prolusion

prolusion

[proh-loo-zhuhn]
noun
1.
a preliminary written article.
2.
an essay of an introductory nature, preliminary to a more profound work.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin prōlūsiōn- (stem of prōlūsiō) preliminary exercise, prelude, equivalent to prōlūs(us), past participle of prōlūdere (prō- pro-1 + lūdere to play; cf. prelude) + -iōn- -ion

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prolusion (prəˈluːʒən)
 
n
1.  a preliminary written exercise
2.  an introductory essay, sometimes of a slight or tentative nature
 
[C17: from Latin prōlūsiō preliminary exercise, from prōlūdere to practise beforehand, from pro-1 + lūdere to play]
 
prolusory
 
adj

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