introduction - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] the process of telling someone another person’s 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

    1. a.
      the process of bringing something such as a plant or animal into a place or environment for the first time
  3. 3
    [countable] the part at the beginning of a book, report etc that gives a general idea of what it is about
  4. 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.