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Pronunciation:  `intru'dukturee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  serving as an introduction or preface
  2. [adj]  serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"
  3. [adj]  serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"

INTRODUCTORY is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: basic, first, opening, preceding(a), prefatorial, prefatory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`tro*duc"to*ry\, a. [L. itroductorius: cf. F.
Serving to introduce something else; leading to the main
subject or business; preliminary; prefatory; as, introductory
proceedings; an introductory discourse.

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