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English definition of “introductory”

introductory

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.trəˈdʌk.tər.i/ us  

introductory adjective (FIRST TIME)

existing, used, or experienced for the first time: an introductory price/offer an introductory course in design (= a course for people who have not done it before)

introductory adjective (BEGINNING)

written or said at the beginning: an introductory chapter I'd like to make some introductory remarks before beginning the lecture properly.
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