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Meaning of “preamble” in the English Dictionary

"preamble" in British English

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preamblenoun

uk   us   /ˈpriː.æm.bl̩/ /priˈæm-/
[C] specialized publishing an ​introduction to a ​speech or ​piece of writing [U] something that ​happens before or ​leads to something ​else: The ​agreement between the ​warringparties to ​talk may be a preamble to ​peace.
(Definition of preamble from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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preamblenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpriˌæm·bəl/
an ​introduction to a ​speech or ​piece of writing: the preamble to the Constitution
(Definition of preamble from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “preamble”
in Chinese (Simplified) 序论, 导言, 开场白…
in Turkish giriş, başlangıç, ön söz…
in Russian вступление, предисловие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 序論, 導言, 開場白…
in Polish preambuła, wstęp…
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