Borrowing from Old French introduction, from Latin introductio, introductionem (ultimately intrōdūcō), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁énteros (“inner, what is inside”) and Proto-Indo-European *dewk-.
introduction (plural introductions)
- The act or process of introducing.
- A means, such as a personal letter, of presenting one person to another.
- An initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material.
- A written or oral explanation of what constitutes the basis of an issue.
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introduction f (plural introductions)