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English noun: introduction

1. introduction (act) the act of beginning something new


SamplesThey looked forward to the debut of their new product line.


Synonymsdebut, entry, first appearance, launching, unveiling


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)induction, naturalisation, naturalization, product introduction, ushering in

2. introduction (communication) the first section of a communication


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision


Narrower (hyponym)exordium, foreword, opening, preamble, preface, prolegomenon, prologue, prolusion


Part meronymaddress, narration, recital, speech, yarn

3. introduction (communication) formally making a person known to another or to the public


Synonymsintro, presentation


Broader (hypernym)informing, making known


Narrower (hyponym)debut, reintroduction

4. introduction (communication) a basic or elementary instructional text


Broader (hypernym)school text, schoolbook, text, text edition, textbook

5. introduction (communication) a new proposal


SamplesThey resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives.


Broader (hypernym)proposal

6. introduction (act) the act of putting one thing into another


Synonymsinsertion, intromission


Broader (hypernym)movement


Narrower (hyponym)blood transfusion, cannulation, cannulisation, cannulization, canulation, canulisation, canulization, enclosing, enclosure, envelopment, inclosure, injection, instillation, instillment, instilment, intubation, perfusion, transfusion

7. introduction (act) the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new


SamplesShe looked forward to her initiation as an adult.
The foundation of a new scientific society.


Synonymscreation, foundation, founding, initiation, innovation, instauration, institution, origination


Broader (hypernym)beginning, commencement, start


Narrower (hyponym)authorship, paternity









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