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- præamble (archaic)
preamble (plural preambles)
- A short preliminary statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute.
- (computing, networking) A syncword.
short statement or remark, especially an explanatory introduction to a formal document or statute
- (intransitive) To speak or write a preamble; to provide a preliminary statement or set of remarks.
- 1867, Simeon Thayer, Edwin Martin Stone, The Invasion of Canada in 1775: Including the Journal of Captain Simeon Chaper, page 312-313:
- But these things being beside my main design, I will desist from preambling and come to the materials I have collected towards a history of the Baptists in this province.
- 1982, Frank Davey, Pomestaysyun, page 20:
- Once I was young and had so much more orientation and could talk with nervous intelligence about everything and with clarity and without as much literary preambling as this; in other words this is the story of an unself-confident man, at the same time of an egomaniac.
- 2016, Amor Towles, A Gentleman in Moscow, →ISBN, page 473:
- So, what say we skip the preambling. Is it women? Money? Writer's block?