Definition of preamble noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

preamble

 noun
noun
NAmE//priˈæmbl//
 
, NAmE//ˈpriˌæmbl//
 
[countable, uncountable](formal)
 
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an introduction to a book or a written document; an introduction to something you say The aims of the treaty are stated in its preamble. She gave him the bad news without preamble.
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