Definition of introductory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌɪntrəˈdʌktəri//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪntrəˈdʌktəri//
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  1. 1written or said at the beginning of something as an introduction to what follows synonym opening introductory chapters/paragraphs/remarks
  2. 2intended as an introduction to a subject or an activity for people who have never done it before introductory courses/lectures The booklist at the end of the chapter contains some introductory reading on the subject.
  3. 3offered for a short time only, when a product is first on sale a special introductory price of just $10 This introductory offer is for three days only.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun denoting an introductory text): from late Latin introductorius, from Latin introducere, from intro- ‘to the inside’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: introductory