Definition of "introduction" []

  • The act or process of introducing or the state of being introduced. (noun)
  • A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another. (noun)
  • Something recently introduced; an innovation: "He loathed a fork; it is a modern introduction which has still scarcely reached common people” ( D.H. Lawrence). (noun)
  • Something spoken, written, or otherwise presented in beginning or introducing something, especially: (noun)
  • A preface, as to a book. (noun)
  • The act of introducing or fact of being introduced (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A presentation of one person to another or others (noun)
  • A means of presenting a person to another person, group, etc, such as a letter of introduction or reference (noun)
  • A preliminary part, as of a book, speech, etc (noun)
  • An instrumental passage preceding the entry of a soloist, choir, etc (noun)
  • An opening passage in a movement or composition that precedes the main material (noun)
  • Something that has been or is introduced, esp something that is not native to an area, country, etc (noun)
  • A basic or elementary work of instruction, reference, etc (noun)
  • (qualified by the name of an operation) a syntactic rule specifying the conditions under which a formula or statement containing the specified operator may be derived from others (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "introduction" in a sentence
  • "But were he to introduce me to one, and give me an opportunity of shaking hands with him, of conversing with him, of observing his features, etc.; and were he then to introduce me to another, in like manner, with the privilege of shaking hands again with the first, before my introduction to the third; and were he thus to introduce me to them all successively, I might form _twenty-six acquaintances with one introduction_."
  • "Taylor may be best known for creating the images used for the title introduction sequence of the television series "Ghost Whisperer.""
  • "If you want to read the Nicci French posts from last week, the introduction is here: you can just scroll ahead from there until you get to Barbara Fiser (and carry on reading, actually, her first post today, A blogging librarian who kills people in her spare time, is engaging)."