in·tro·duc·tion /ˌɪntrəˈdəkʃən/ 名詞
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.
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
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]