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noun introduction pronunciation in British English /ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃ(ə)n/
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pluralintroductions
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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. 2
    [uncountable] the process of bringing something into existence or use for the first time
    Opposition to the tax has decreased since its introduction last year.
    the introduction of new cancer-fighting drugs
  3. 4
    [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 trip to Switzerland.

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