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 introduction introduction /ˌɪntroʊˈdʌkʃən/

noun

  1. () The act of beginning something new  ( first appearance , launching , unveiling , debut , entry , introduction )
    the act of beginning something new
     They looked forward to the debut of their new product line
    they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  2. () The first section of a communication  ( introduction )
    the first section of a communication
     The introduction of her book provided a brief overview of what readers could expect in the subsequent chapters.
    The introduction of her book provided a brief overview of what readers could expect in the subsequent chapters.
  3. () A basic or elementary instructional text  ( introduction )
    a basic or elementary instructional text
  4. () Formally making a person known to another or to the public  ( intro , presentation , introduction )
    formally making a person known to another or to the public
  5. The act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new  ( foundation , innovation , instauration , creation , founding , initiation , institution , introduction , origination )
    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
     She looked forward to her initiation as an adult
    she looked forward to her initiation as an adult
     The foundation of a new scientific society
    the foundation of a new scientific society
  6. The act of putting one thing into another  ( insertion , introduction , intromission )
    the act of putting one thing into another
  7. A new proposal  ( introduction )
    a new proposal
     They resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives
    they resisted the introduction of impractical alternatives


 family Mutillidae family Mutillidae /ˈfæməli mjuːˈtɪlɪˌdeɪ/

noun

  1. A family of wasps  ( family Mutillidae , Mutillidae )
    a family of wasps


 petroleum refinery petroleum refinery /pɪˈtroʊliəm rɪˈfaɪnəri/

noun

  1. A refinery for petroleum  ( oil refinery , petroleum refinery )
    a refinery for petroleum


 American crow American crow /əˈmɛɹɪkən kɹoʊ/

noun

  1. Common crow of North America  ( American crow , Corvus brachyrhyncos )
    common crow of North America