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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·tro·duc·tion /ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 in·tro·duc·tion /ˌɪntrəˈdəkʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·tro·duc·tion n.
 1. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.
 2. The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.
 3. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.
 4. A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the first section of a communication
      2: the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to
         the debut of their new product line" [syn: debut, first
         appearance, launching, unveiling, entry]
      3: formally making a person known to another or to the public
         [syn: presentation, intro]
      4: a basic or elementary instructional text
      5: a new proposal; "they resisted the introduction of
         impractical alternatives"
      6: the act of putting one thing into another [syn: insertion,
      7: the act of starting something for the first time;
         introducing something new; "she looked forward to her
         initiation as an adult"; "the foundation of a new
         scientific society"; "he regards the fork as a modern
         introduction" [syn: initiation, founding, foundation,
          institution, origination, creation, innovation, instauration]