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Pronunciation:  `intru'dukshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line"
  2. [n]  the act of putting one thing into another
  3. [n]  the first section of a communication
  4. [n]  a basic or elementary instructional text
  5. [n]  a new proposal; "they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives"
  6. [n]  formally making a person known to another or to the public

INTRODUCTION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: debut, entry, first appearance, insertion, intro, intromission, launching, presentation, unveiling
 See Also: address, beginning, blood transfusion, cannulation, cannulisation, cannulization, canulation, canulisation, canulization, commencement, enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, exordium, foreword, inclosure, induction, informing, injection, instillation, instillment, instilment, intubation, making known, movement, narration, naturalisation, naturalization, opening, perfusion, preamble, preface, product introduction, prologue, prolusion, proposal, recital, reintroduction, school text, schoolbook, section, speech, start, subdivision, text, text edition, textbook, transfusion, ushering in, yarn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`tro*duc"tion\, n. [L. introductio: cf. F.
introduction. See {Introduce}.]
1. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.

2. The act of formally making persons known to each other; a
   presentation or making known of one person to another by
   name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.

3. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads
   the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter;
   preface; proem; exordium.

4. A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically,
   a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course
   of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English

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