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The act of admitting or entering:
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  1. The act of admitting or entering:
  2. (Elec.) The ratio of effective current to effective voltage in a circuit carrying an alternating current; the reciprocal of impedance, measured in siemens and consisting of conductance and susceptance: symbol, Y
  3. A measure of the ability of a circuit or component to allow current flow when exposed to AC voltages (its AC conductance ). It is equal to the reciprocal of the impedance of the circuit, just as conductivity is equal to the reciprocal of resistance , and is similarly measured in mhos.
The process of being initiated.
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  1. The process of being initiated.
  2. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
  3. A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
The state of being installed.
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  1. The state of being installed.
  2. A permanent military base.
  3. A work of art requiring construction or elaborate setting up at its exhibition site: an installation typically makes use of a variety of media and often includes nontraditional media, as projected images or taped sounds
A mass arrival or incoming:
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  1. A mass arrival or incoming:
  2. The point where a body of water, as a river, joins another body of water
  3. A continual coming in of persons or things
Access to land or premises.
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  1. Access to land or premises.
  2. The act of entering
  3. The action of entering land or premises.
A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society:
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  1. A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society:
  2. An established law, custom, practice, system, etc.
  3. The act of instituting:
A ceremony or formal act by which a person is inducted, as into office or military service.
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  1. A ceremony or formal act by which a person is inducted, as into office or military service.
  2. The creation of a voltage difference across a conductive material (such as a coil of wire) by exposing it to a changing magnetic field. Induction is fundamental to hydroelectric power, in which water-powered turbines spin wire coils through strong magnetic fields. It is also the working principle underlying transformers and induction coils.
  3. (Physics) The act or process by which an electric or magnetic effect is produced in an electrical conductor or magnetizable body when it is exposed to the influence or variation of a field of force
A formal beginning or introduction.
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  1. A formal beginning or introduction.
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
  3. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
The act by which something is launched; a launch.
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  1. The act by which something is launched; a launch.
The beginning of a career, course, etc.
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  1. The beginning of a career, course, etc.
  2. The formal introduction of a young woman into upper-class society
  3. A first appearance before the public, as of an actor
A request to the bishop to institute the clergyman named
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  1. A request to the bishop to institute the clergyman named
  2. A demonstration, lecture, or speech that is presented to an audience:
  3. (Med.) The position of the fetus in the uterus at the time of delivery, with reference to the part presenting itself at the mouth of the uterus
The beginning of a career, course, etc.
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  1. The beginning of a career, course, etc.
  2. The formal introduction of a young woman into upper-class society
  3. A first appearance before the public, as of an actor
A series of horse or dog races held during a period of days at a certain track
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  1. A series of horse or dog races held during a period of days at a certain track
  2. The act or process or an instance of coming together; an encounter.
  3. A place or instance of junction or intersection.
The process of being initiated.
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  1. The process of being initiated.
  2. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
  3. The act or process of initiating something.
(Anthropology) the first meeting between people of two previously unknown cultures
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  1. (Anthropology) the first meeting between people of two previously unknown cultures
A signal to begin a race.
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  1. A signal to begin a race.
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep.
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  1. The act of awaking, or ceasing to sleep.
  2. (Religion) A revival of religion, or more general attention to religious matters than usual.
  3. (Figuratively) Being roused into action or activity.
(Buddhism & Hinduism) A state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana.
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  1. (Buddhism & Hinduism) A state in which the individual transcends desire and suffering and attains nirvana.
  2. The act or a means of enlightening.
  3. A philosophical movement of the 1700s that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms. Used with the.
Any experience or ordeal that initiates, tests, or purifies
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  1. Any experience or ordeal that initiates, tests, or purifies
  2. An initiatory experience, act, or effort:
  3. A ceremony in certain religious or nonreligious traditions in which one is initiated, purified, or given a name.
(R.C.Ch.) The introduction to the canon of the Mass, ending with the Sanctus
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  1. (R.C.Ch.) The introduction to the canon of the Mass, ending with the Sanctus
  2. An introductory statement to a book, telling its purpose, plan, etc., esp. a brief one written by the book's author
  3. A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author
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  1. An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author
  2. A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.
An introduction, esp. one to a constitution, statute, etc., stating the reasons for it and its purpose
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  1. An introduction, esp. one to a constitution, statute, etc., stating the reasons for it and its purpose
  2. The introduction to a formal document that explains its purpose.
  3. An opening statement in a document that declares the document’s purpose. It is commonly found at the beginning of a constitution, statute, or other legal document. An opening statement in a document that declares the document’s purpose. It is commonly found at the beginning of a constitution, statute, or other legal document.
An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
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  1. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
  2. An introductory act, event, or period.
  3. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.
A short composition of the 1400s and early 1500s written in a free style, usually for keyboard.
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  1. A short composition of the 1400s and early 1500s written in a free style, usually for keyboard.
  2. (Music) An introductory instrumental composition, such as the first movement of a suite or the overture to an opera
  3. (Music) A piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service.
An independent orchestral composition of varying form
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  1. An independent orchestral composition of varying form
  2. (Music) An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.
  3. An act, offer, or proposal that indicates readiness to undertake a course of action or open a relationship.
(Law) Abbreviation of introduction.
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  1. (Law) Abbreviation of introduction.
  2. (Short for) introduction
A becoming open or causing to be open
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  1. A becoming open or causing to be open
  2. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  3. A gap, breach, or aperture:
Plural form of prolegomenon An introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form.
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  1. Plural form of prolegomenon An introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form.
The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
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  1. The act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated.
  2. A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose. A grant of land, a copyright, or of some other property, or the right of use in land or other property (an easement), for a public purpose.
  3. An inscription, as in a book, dedicating it to a person, cause, etc.
A textbook giving the first principles of any subject
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  1. A textbook giving the first principles of any subject
  2. A small cap, tube, etc. containing an explosive, used to set off a main charge
  3. A book that covers the basic elements of a subject.
(Plural only) Outdoor weather, such as wind or rain.
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  1. (Plural only) Outdoor weather, such as wind or rain.
  2. (Plural only) The basic tenets of an area of knowledge.
  3. Plural form of element
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. An organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, educational, charitable, religious, etc. nature, as by the making of grants
  3. Foundation garment
Prescribed movements in the handling of a weapon, especially a rifle:
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  1. Prescribed movements in the handling of a weapon, especially a rifle:
  2. A handy book of facts, instructions, etc. for use as a guide or reference; handbook
  3. A maneuver in certain board sports, such as skateboarding, in which all of the board except one end is lifted off the ground, especially when the tip of the board is kept from making contact with the ground.
  1. Guidebook
  2. A concise manual or reference book providing specific information or instruction about a subject or place.
  3. A compact reference book on some subject; manual of facts or instructions
A book or treatise on grammar
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  1. A book or treatise on grammar
  2. The basic principles of an area of knowledge:
  3. The study of how words and their component parts combine to form sentences.
A document reporting the results of a survey.
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  1. A document reporting the results of a survey.
  2. A general view; comprehensive study or examination
  3. A careful inspection or appraisal:
A voluntary acknowledgment of a fact or truth; a concession:
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  1. A voluntary acknowledgment of a fact or truth; a concession:
  2. The price required or paid for entering; an entrance fee.
  3. An admitting or being admitted; entrance
(Elec.) The ratio of effective current to effective voltage in a circuit carrying an alternating current; the reciprocal of impedance, measured in siemens and consisting of conductance and susceptance: symbol, Y
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  1. (Elec.) The ratio of effective current to effective voltage in a circuit carrying an alternating current; the reciprocal of impedance, measured in siemens and consisting of conductance and susceptance: symbol, Y
  2. A measure of the ability of a circuit or component to allow current flow when exposed to AC voltages (its AC conductance ). It is equal to the reciprocal of the impedance of the circuit, just as conductivity is equal to the reciprocal of resistance , and is similarly measured in mhos.
  3. Permission to enter:
The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
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  1. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
  2. A means or point by which to enter.
  3. (Nautical) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
A place or means of entering; entrance
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  1. A place or means of entering; entrance
  2. The action of entering land or premises.
  3. Access to land or premises.
(Biology) The inward migration of cells from the blastula during gastrulation
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  1. (Biology) The inward migration of cells from the blastula during gastrulation
  2. (Metaphysics) The process by which a potentiality enters into actuality
  3. The act or process of entering or intruding
The act or process of intromitting; introduction or admission.
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  1. The act or process of intromitting; introduction or admission.
An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author
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  1. An introductory statement to a book, esp. one written by someone other than the book's author
  2. A preface or an introductory note, as for a book, especially by a person other than the author.
The creation of a voltage difference across a conductive material (such as a coil of wire) by exposing it to a changing magnetic field. Induction is fundamental to hydroelectric power, in which water-powered turbines spin wire coils through strong magnetic fields. It is also the working principle underlying transformers and induction coils.
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  1. The creation of a voltage difference across a conductive material (such as a coil of wire) by exposing it to a changing magnetic field. Induction is fundamental to hydroelectric power, in which water-powered turbines spin wire coils through strong magnetic fields. It is also the working principle underlying transformers and induction coils.
  2. (Physics) The act or process by which an electric or magnetic effect is produced in an electrical conductor or magnetizable body when it is exposed to the influence or variation of a field of force
  3. (Archaic) An introduction; preface or prelude
The wire that connects an outdoor antenna to an electronic transmitter or receiver.
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  1. The wire that connects an outdoor antenna to an electronic transmitter or receiver.
  2. Opening or introductory matter:
  3. An introduction
In Presbyterian churches, a proposal or question submitted as by the general assembly to the presbyteries
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  1. In Presbyterian churches, a proposal or question submitted as by the general assembly to the presbyteries
  2. (Music) An instrumental composition intended especially as an introduction to an extended work, such as an opera or oratorio.
  3. An independent orchestral composition of varying form
A statement accompanying a law or regulation specifying its purpose or reason for enactment.
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  1. A statement accompanying a law or regulation specifying its purpose or reason for enactment.
  2. An opening statement in a document that declares the document’s purpose. It is commonly found at the beginning of a constitution, statute, or other legal document. An opening statement in a document that declares the document’s purpose. It is commonly found at the beginning of a constitution, statute, or other legal document.
  3. The introduction to a formal document that explains its purpose.
An introductory section, as of a speech.
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  1. An introductory section, as of a speech.
  2. (R.C.Ch.) The introduction to the canon of the Mass, ending with the Sanctus
  3. A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
A short composition of the 1400s and early 1500s written in a free style, usually for keyboard.
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  1. A short composition of the 1400s and early 1500s written in a free style, usually for keyboard.
  2. A similar but independent composition for the piano.
  3. (Music) A piece or movement that serves as an introduction to another section or composition and establishes the key, such as one that precedes a fugue, opens a suite, or precedes a church service.
A preliminary remark
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  1. A preliminary remark
  2. A preliminary statement or essay; foreword
  3. (Usually in the plural) A prefatory discussion; a formal essay or critical discussion serving to introduce and interpret an extended work.
An introduction to a poem, play, etc.; esp., introductory lines spoken by a member of the cast before a dramatic performance
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  1. An introduction to a poem, play, etc.; esp., introductory lines spoken by a member of the cast before a dramatic performance
  2. An introduction or preface, especially a poem recited to introduce a play.
  3. An introduction or introductory chapter, as to a novel.

Synonym Study

  • Prologue applies to the preliminary section as of a play or poem, serving as an introduction and, in the play, frequently spoken by one of the characters
  • Preamble refers to a formal, but usually brief, introduction to a constitution, treaty, etc.
  • Foreword is a brief preface written by someone other than the author
  • the preface may also include acknowledgments for help or for permissions granted for use of previously published material
  • Preface refers to a statement preliminary to a book, written by the author or editor and explaining the purpose, plan, or preparation of the work
  • Introduction , in strict usage, refers to the preliminary section of a book, etc. that explains and leads into the subject proper
Find another word for introduction. In this page you can discover 72 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for introduction, like: admittance, initiation, inception, installation, influx, ingress, institution, induction, inauguration, launching and debut.