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introductory

[in-truh-duhk-tuh-ree] /ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri/
adjective
1.
serving or used to introduce; preliminary; beginning:
an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
Origin of introductory
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin intrōductōrius, equivalent to Latin intrōduc-, variant stem of intrōdūcere (see introduce) + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
introductorily, adverb
introductoriness, noun
subintroductive, adjective
subintroductory, adjective
unintroductive, adjective
unintroductory, adjective
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introductory

/ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
Derived Forms
introductorily, adverb
introductoriness, noun
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Word Origin and History for introductory
adj.

c.1600, from Late Latin introductorius, from introduct-, past participle stem of introducere "to lead in, bring in" (see introduction). Also used in English from c.1400 as a noun meaning "introductory treatise or textbook."

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