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English definition of “introductory”

introductory

adjective (BEGINNING)    /ˌɪn.trəˈdʌk.tər.i/
written or said at the beginning: an introductory chapter I'd like to make some introductory remarks before beginning the lecture properly.Preceding and introducing
(Definition of introductory adjective (BEGINNING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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