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PREFACE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does preface mean? 

PREFACE (noun)
  The noun PREFACE has 1 sense:

1. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

  Familiarity information: PREFACE used as a noun is very rare.


PREFACE (verb)
  The verb PREFACE has 1 sense:

1. furnish with a preface or introduction

  Familiarity information: PREFACE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PREFACE (noun)


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Meaning:

A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

foreword; preface; prolusion

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

introduction (the first section of a communication)

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

text; textual matter (the words of something written)


PREFACE (verb)


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Meaning:

Furnish with a preface or introduction

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

preface; premise; precede; introduce

Context examples:

She always precedes her lectures with a joke / He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution

Hypernyms (to "preface" is one way to...):

say; state; tell (express in words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "preface"):

preamble (make a preliminary introduction, usually to a formal document)

prologise; prologize; prologuize (write or speak a prologue)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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