prolusory

prolusory

[proh-loo-suh-ree, -zuh-]
adjective
1.
serving for prolusion.
2.
of the nature of a prolusion.

Origin:
1865–70; < Medieval Latin prōlūsōrius, equivalent to prōlūd-, stem of prōlūdere (see prolusion) + -tōrius -tory1, with dt > s

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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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