Definition of introductory in English:


Line breaks: intro|duc¦tory
Pronunciation: /ɪntrəˈdʌkt(ə)ri


1Serving as an introduction to a subject or topic; basic or preliminary: a two-day introductory course
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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, commencing, initiatory, first, earliest; prefatory, preliminary, precursory, lead-in
rare prefatorial, precursive, prodromal, prodromic, preambular, preambulatory, preludial, prelusive, prelusory, exordial, proemial, prolegomenal
elementary, basic, rudimentary, fundamental; initiatory, preparatory, primary
rare rudimental
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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