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preface

noun [C]  /ˈpref·əs/ us  
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
verb [T]  /ˈpref·əs/ us  
He didn’t preface the bad news with "I don’t know how to tell you this, but."
Translations of “preface”
in Korean 서문…
in Arabic تَمهيد…
in French préface…
in Turkish ön söz…
in Italian prefazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 序言,前言…
in Russian предисловие…
in Polish przedmowa…
in Spanish prefacio…
in Portuguese prefácio…
in German die Einleitung…
in Catalan pròleg, prefaci…
in Japanese 前書き, 序文…
in Chinese (Simplified) 序言,前言…
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