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English definition of “preamble”

preamble

noun     /ˈpriː.æm.bl̩/ /priˈæm-/
[C] specialized publishing an introduction to a speech or piece of writingPreceding and introducingPieces of writing [U] talk or activity not connected with the most important matterDigressing and being indirect or evasiveMoving in order to avoid contactNot saying much
(Definition of preamble noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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