- 1The action of introducing something: issues arising from the introduction of new technology the introduction of muskrats into central EuropeMore example sentences
- On the whole, the above documents envisage development and large-scale introduction of advanced infocommunications technologies in Russia.
- This will provide a more equitable policy framework to allow the development and introduction of cost-effective technological change and innovation.
- For vegetable and fruit growers IFA is demanding the immediate introduction of a targeted rescue package for producers.
- 1.1A thing newly brought into use or introduced to a place for the first time: these grains are valuable introductions from SwedenMore example sentences
- Nupen scrupulously avoids any mention of the controversies in his newly filmed introductions, which he speaks simply and eloquently to camera.
- The introduction is likely to bring further co-ordination of economic policies in its wake - a prospect that alarms eurosceptics just as much as it pleases supporters of European integration.
- By and large, flavors continue to bring excitement to the dairy case as new product introductions exhibiting the latest flavor craze and consumer preference.
- 2 (often introductions) A formal presentation of one person to another, in which each is told the other’s name: he returned to his desk, leaving Michael to make the introductions a letter of introductionMore example sentences
(formal) presentation to; meeting with, audience with
- Outside of formal introductions greetings are often vocal and are not accompanied by a handshake or kiss.
- As for his name, I hardly think a formal introduction was necessary.
- Following the western cultural practice of ladies first, the entire session of formal introductions was completed in a blink of the eye.
- 3A thing preliminary to something else, especially an explanatory section at the beginning of a book, report, or speech: your talk will need an introduction that states clearly what you are talking about and whyMore example sentences
- The technique adopted in this volume is to bundle a series of essays arbitrarily culled from various publications with an explanatory introduction by the volume editor.
- The engravings were produced under his direction, while the introduction and explanatory text were written by Fortune Barthelemy de Felice.
- The book includes an introduction to the Report and an explanation of its significance to public health reform.
- 3.1A preliminary section in a piece of music, often thematically different from the main section.More example sentences
- Unnecessary orchestral introductions taken from Richard Strauss and Rossini add little of value.
- After a brief introduction, the music becomes a sensuous waltz, filled with regret.
- It also contains brooding and atmospheric music in the introduction and some quite effective string writing in the latter half.
- 3.2A book or course of study intended to introduce a subject to a person: it is a simple introduction to Euclidean geometryMore example sentences
- It also may be an engaging supplemental text for an undergraduate introduction to family studies course.
- The book is an accessible introduction to subject matter that is notable for its complexity - rocket science, in fact.
- I recommend this book as a concise introduction to a subject that is not only of lively current interest, but also has roots in the works of our great mathematical ancestors.
- 3.3 [in singular] A person’s first experience of a subject or thing: my introduction to drama was through an amateur dramatic societyMore example sentences
initiation into, induction into, inauguration into, baptism into
- His introduction to youth work came two years ago through an adventure holiday organised by local police.
- The roots of this approach might be traced to his introduction to experimental film-making.
- My introduction to the Connemara way of life in the late 1960 s coincided with the last days of an older generation which had seen life under English rule and the emerging Irish Free State.
late Middle English: from Latin introductio(n-), from the verb introducere (see introduce).