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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)

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.

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)."