Definition of introductory in English:


Syllabification: in·tro·duc·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌintrəˈdəktərē


  • 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, leadoffelementary, 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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