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“prologue” in British English

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prologuenoun [ C ]

us /ˈproʊ·lɔɡ, -lɑɡ/

literature a part at the beginning of esp. a play, story, or long poem that introduces it:

The essay provides a prologue to the book.

(Definition of “prologue” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)