Introductory



[in-truh-duhk-tuh-ree] /ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri/

adjective
1.
serving or used to ; preliminary; beginning:
an introductory course; an introductory paragraph.
/ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
serving as an introduction; preliminary; prefatory
adj.

c.1600, from Late Latin introductorius, from introduct-, past participle stem of introducere “to lead in, bring in” (see introduction). Also used in English from c.1400 as a noun meaning “introductory treatise or textbook.”

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