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noun introduction pronunciation in American English /ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the process of telling someone another persons name when they meet for the first time

    Introductions are unnecessary since you all know each other.

    make the introductions (=tell people each other’s names):

    Donna quickly made the introductions.

  2. 3
    [countable] something that provides an opportunity to learn or experience something for the first time

    You won’t get into the subject deeply, but the course is a good introduction.

    introduction to:

    My introduction to sailing happened on a weekend trip to Lake George.


… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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