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prefacenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpref.ɪs/  us   /ˈpref.ɪs/

prefaceverb [T]

uk   /ˈpref.ɪs/  us   /ˈpref.ɪs/ formal
(Definition of preface from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prefacenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpref·əs/
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]  us   /ˈpref·əs/
He didn’t preface the bad news with "I don’t know how to tell you this, but."
(Definition of preface from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “preface”
in Korean 서문…
in Arabic تَمهيد…
in Malaysian kata pendahuluan…
in French préface…
in Russian предисловие…
in Chinese (Traditional) 序言,前言…
in Italian prefazione…
in Turkish ön söz…
in Polish przedmowa…
in Spanish prólogo, prefacio…
in Vietnamese lời mở đầu…
in Portuguese prefácio…
in Thai คำนำ…
in German die Einleitung…
in Catalan pròleg, prefaci…
in Japanese 前書き, 序文…
in Chinese (Simplified) 序言,前言…
in Indonesian prakata…
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“preface” in British English

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