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Meaning of introduction

in•tro•duc•tion

Pronunciation: (in"tru-duk'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of introducing or the state of being introduced.
  2. a formal personal presentation of one person to another or others.
  3. a preliminary part, as of a book, musical composition, or the like, leading up to the main part.
  4. an elementary treatise: an introduction to botany.
  5. an act or instance of inserting.
  6. something introduced.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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