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[fawr-wurd, -werd, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌwɜrd, -wərd, ˈfoʊr-/

a short introductory statement in a published work, as a book, especially when written by someone other than the author.
an introductory statement to a book

1842, from fore- + word (n.); perhaps a loan-translation of German Vorwort “preface,” modeled on Latin praefatio “preface.”


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