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prolusion

[proh-loo-zhuh n] /proʊˈlu ʒən/
noun
1.
a preliminary written article.
2.
an essay of an introductory nature, preliminary to a more profound work.
Origin
1595-1605
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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British Dictionary definitions for prolusion

prolusion

/prəˈluːʒən/
noun
1.
a preliminary written exercise
2.
an introductory essay, sometimes of a slight or tentative nature
Derived Forms
prolusory (prəˈluːzərɪ) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin prōlūsiō preliminary exercise, from prōlūdere to practise beforehand, from pro-1 + lūdere to play
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