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"introductory" in British English

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(Definition of introductory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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introductoryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌɪn·trəˈdʌk·tə·ri/
coming before something ​else: introductory ​remarks
(Definition of introductory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   us   /ˌɪntrəˈdʌktəri/
COMMERCE, MARKETING an introductory ​price, ​offer, etc. is only ​available for a ​shortperiod of ​time, when a ​product or ​service is first ​available or when a ​customer first ​buys or ​starts using something: an introductory bonus/deal/discount These ​ratesinclude an introductory ​bonus of 0.5% for the first ​year. an introductory ​offer/​price/​rate
COMMERCE, MARKETING used for describing the ​period of ​time when a ​product is first ​available or when a ​customer first ​buys or ​starts using something, when ​specialprices, etc. might be ​available: We ​offer an interest-free introductory ​period on ​creditcards.
written or said at the beginning of something: an introductory ​address/comment/remark
intended for ​people who have not ​experienced or done something before: This is an introductory ​course in ​businessmanagement.
(Definition of introductory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “introductory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 首次的, 首次的(存在,使用或经历)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 首次的, 首次的(存在,使用或經歷)…
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