introduction

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Noun[change]

Singular
introduction

Plural
introductions

  1. An introduction is the first or opening part
    This is the introduction to the book.
    The introduction to the first movement of the symphony is slow and majestic.
    The winners received their prizes after their introductions to the audience.
  2. An introduction is when something is announced.
    The winner of the prize will be announced during the introduction portion of the opening ceremonies.
  3. An introduction is a social process for making two people acquainted.
    My introduction to Dr. Sagan was cordial.
    Dr. Sagan was silent during our introduction.
    Karen was responsible for my introduction to Dr. Sagan.
  4. A process for making someone familiar with a certain area, topic, or field.
    Lisa's introduction to horseback riding was a disaster.