Definition of introductory in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌintrəˈdəkt(ə)rē/


1Serving as an introduction to a subject or topic; basic or preliminary: an introductory course in Russian
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  • It's easy enough, it's a basic introductory essay to the topic so the tutor can assess our skills.
  • Biotechnology education could begin at the university level with a basic introductory course.
  • This introductory course will explore many of the topics that were touched on above.
opening, initial, starting, initiatory, first;
prefatory, preliminary, leadoff
elementary, basic, rudimentary, primary;
initiatory, preparatory, entry-level, survey
informal 101
1.1Intended to persuade someone to purchase something for the first time: we are making a special introductory offer of a reduced subscription
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  • If there's no introductory offer for new purchases then don't use the card to buy things.
  • The high rate is not intended as an introductory offer, according to the company, and it says the rate is made possible by a low cost base.
  • Are customers still benefiting from that special introductory rate on purchases?


Late Middle English (as a noun denoting an introductory text): from late Latin introductorius, from Latin introducere (see introduce).

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Syllabification: in·tro·duc·to·ry

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