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intro

[in-troh] /ˈɪn troʊ/
noun, plural intros. Informal.
1.
2.
the introductory passage of a piece for a jazz or dance band.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; shortening of introduction

intro-

1.
a prefix, meaning “inwardly,” “within,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (introspection); occasionally used in the formation of new words (introjection).
Compare intra-.
Origin
< Latin, representing intrō (adv.) inwardly, within

intro.

1.
2.
introduced.
3.
introducing.
Also, introd.
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Examples from the web for intro
  • It was big on rating ourselves for intro- and extraversion.
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  • Silent retreats are a specialty, and many include an intro session for anyone who's new to this whole stillness thing.
  • Pick any intro econ book at random and read the chapter on taxes and regulation.
  • As my intro economics students now know, a nation gets poorer as private sector investment falls.
  • It's a good intro to the distinction between correlation and causation.
  • The mention of an art gallery was in the intro and perhaps provided a reason why this particular show was being reported.
  • Most intro econ books have a chapter on price elasticity.
  • First, it's a stark and mesmerizing intro to life in a cult led by a supposed time traveler.
  • At my school there is an opportunity to teach an intro to the university course.
British Dictionary definitions for intro

intro

/ˈɪntrəʊ/
noun (pl) -tros
1.
(informal) short for introduction

intro-

prefix
1.
in, into, or inward: introvert
Word Origin
from Latin intrō towards the inside, inwardly, within

intro.

abbreviation
1.
introduction
2.
introductory
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Word Origin and History for intro
n.

short for introduction, attested from 1923.

intro-

word-forming element, from Latin intro "on the inside, within, to the inside," from PIE *en-t(e)ro-, suffixed form of preposition *en "in" (see in).

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intro in Medicine

intro- pref.

  1. In; into: intromission.

  2. Inward: introspection.

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Slang definitions & phrases for intro

intro

noun

An introduction or prelude of any sort: ''Listen to that intro,'' she says. ''How awful''/ the kind of intro which is important

verb

: Who'll intro the archbishop? (1923+)


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Related Abbreviations for intro

intro

introduction

intro.

  1. introduction
  2. introductory
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