introductory

Part of speech: adjective

Prefatory; preliminary.

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Usage examples "introductory":

  1. After the usual introductory exercises of singing and prayer, the annual report was read by the Secretary, Rev. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  2. Every page thinned my ranks more and more; and of the vast multitude that first set out, but a comparatively few made shift to survive, in exceedingly battered condition, through the five introductory chapters. - "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.
  3. An illuminating work is that of A. M. Broadley, Napoleon in Caricature, 1795- 1821, with an introductory essay by J. H. Rose, 2 vols. - "A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.", Carlton J. H. Hayes.