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

Definition of introductory in English:


1Serving as an introduction to a subject or topic; basic or preliminary: a two-day introductory course
More example sentences
  • 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.
rare prefatorial, precursive, prodromal, prodromic, preambular, preambulatory, preludial, prelusive, prelusory, exordial, proemial, prolegomenal
elementary, basic, rudimentary, fundamental;
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).

Words that rhyme with introductory

adultery • effrontery

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