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English definition of “preface”


noun [C]    /ˈpref·əs/
literature something that comes before and introduces a more important thing, esp. an introduction at the beginning of a book that explains its aims: an author’s preface preface    /ˈpref·əs/ verb [T] He didn’t preface the bad news with "I don’t know how to tell you this, but."
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