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INTRODUCTION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does introduction mean? 

INTRODUCTION (noun)
  The noun INTRODUCTION has 7 senses:

1. the first section of a communication
2. the act of beginning something new
3. formally making a person known to another or to the public
4. a basic or elementary instructional text
5. a new proposal
6. the act of putting one thing into another
7. the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

  Familiarity information: INTRODUCTION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


INTRODUCTION (noun)


Sense 1introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The first section of a communication

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

section; subdivision (a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "introduction"):

prologue (an introduction to a play)

prolegomenon (a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise)

preamble (a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution (usually explaining its purpose))

foreword; preface; prolusion (a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book)

opening (the initial part of the introduction)

exordium ((rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse)

Holonyms ("introduction" is a part of...):

narration; recital; yarn (the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events)

address; speech (the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience)


Sense 2introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of beginning something new

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

debut; first appearance; entry; introduction; launching; unveiling

Context example:

they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "introduction"):

induction (the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time))

product introduction (the introduction (usually by an advertising campaign) of a new product or product line)

ushering in (the introduction of something new)

naturalisation; naturalization (the introduction of animals or plants to places where they flourish but are not indigenous)


Sense 3introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formally making a person known to another or to the public

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

intro; introduction; presentation

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

informing; making known (a speech act that conveys information)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "introduction"):

debut (the presentation of a debutante in society)

reintroduction (an act of renewed introduction)


Sense 4introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A basic or elementary instructional text

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

school text; schoolbook; text; text edition; textbook (a book prepared for use in schools or colleges)


Sense 5introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A new proposal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

proposal (something proposed (such as a plan or assumption))


Sense 6introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of putting one thing into another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

intromission; insertion; introduction

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

movement (the act of changing the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "introduction"):

perfusion (pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels))

blood transfusion; transfusion (the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery)

injection (the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure)

enclosing; enclosure; envelopment; inclosure (the act of enclosing something inside something else)

instillation; instillment; instilment (the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop)

cannulation; cannulisation; cannulization; canulation; canulisation; canulization; intubation (the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ)


Sense 7introduction [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

founding; instauration; initiation; origination; innovation; institution; creation; foundation; introduction

Context examples:

she looked forward to her initiation as an adult / the foundation of a new scientific society / he regards the fork as a modern introduction

Hypernyms ("introduction" is a kind of...):

beginning; commencement; start (the act of starting something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "introduction"):

authorship; paternity (the act of initiating a new idea or theory or writing)


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