A baptizing or being baptized; specif., the ceremony or sacrament of admitting a person into Christianity or a specific Christian church by immersing the individual in water or by pouring or sprinkling water on the individual, as a symbol of washing away sin and of spiritual purification
A particular view; an examination, especially an official examination, of all the parts or particulars of a thing, with a design to ascertain the condition, quantity, or quality; as, a survey of the stores of a ship; a survey of roads and bridges; a survey of buildings.
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
refers to a formal, but usually brief, introduction to a constitution, treaty, etc.
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
refers to a statement preliminary to a book, written by the author or editor and explaining the purpose, plan, or preparation of the work
, 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 135 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for introduction, like: prologue, preliminary encounter, first acquaintance, induction, preamble, installation, presaging, first-contact, preface, prelude and institution.
Mendelssohn owed his first introduction to the public to Lessing's admiration.
Beyond the introduction of the spider line it is unnecessary to mention the various steps by which the Gascoigne micrometer assumed the modern forms now in use, or to describe in detail the suggestions of Hooke, 4 Wren, Smeaton, Cassini, Bradley, Maskelyne, Herschel, Arago, Pearson, Bessel, Struve, Dawes, &c., or the successive productions of the great artists Ramsden, Troughton, Fraunhofer, Ertel, Simms, Cooke, Grubb, Clarke and Repsold.
The earliest written record of the introduction of domesticated cats into Great Britain dates from about A.D.
Carmen refrained from looking at Alex or displaying the shock she felt at the introduction of two more siblings he had never mentioned - an entire family.