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English definition of “introductory”

introductory

adjective     /ˌɪntrəˈdʌktəri/
an introductory chapter/essay/message, etc a part that comes at the beginning of a piece of writing or a speech and explains what will come laterPreceding and introducing
an introductory book/course/lesson, etc something that provides basic information about a subject: an introductory course in economicsClasses, courses and coursework
an introductory discount/fare/offer, etc something that you get when you start buying something or using a serviceAdvertising, marketing and merchandisingRetailing
(Definition of introductory adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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