intro

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See also: intro. and intro-

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Etymology[edit]

Abbreviated from introduction, from Latin, ultimately a compound from intrō (I enter) – the abbreviation removes the second part of the compound, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (inner, what is inside). The demoscene sense comes from the fact that they were originally prepended to pirated copies of computer games.

Noun[edit]

intro (plural intros)

  1. Short form of introduction.
  2. (demoscene) A small demo produced to promote one's demogroup or for a competition.
    • 1999, "brainpower / digital artists", Win32 demos (on newsgroup comp.sys.ibm.pc.demos)
      If the rules specify that the DLLs' size will be added to the 64K limit, there's not a lot of space to code an intro.
    • 2005, Tamás Polgár, Freax: the brief history of the demoscene: Volume 1
      Games, demos, intros. They were the same, this was the scene. The trend was that you cracked and made demos and intros.

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intro (third-person singular simple present intros, present participle introing, simple past and past participle introed)

  1. (informal, transitive) To introduce.

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From intra (within)

Verb[edit]

present active intrō, present infinitive intrāre, perfect active intrāvī, supine intrātum

  1. I enter, go into, penetrate.
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intro

  1. within
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Noun[edit]

intro f (plural intros)

  1. (music) Abbreviation of introdução; intro