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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. serving to open or begin;
- Example: "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"

2. serving as a base or starting point;
- Example: "a basic course in Russian"
- Example: "basic training for raw recruits"
- Example: "a set of basic tools"
- Example: "an introductory art course"
[syn: basic, introductory]

3. serving as an introduction or preface;
[syn: introductory, prefatorial, prefatory]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Introductory \In`tro*duc"to*ry\, a. [L. itroductorius: cf. F. introductoire.] Serving to introduce something else; leading to the main subject or business; preliminary; prefatory; as, introductory proceedings; an introductory discourse. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

introductory adj 1: serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks" 2: serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course" [syn: basic, introductory] 3: serving as an introduction or preface [syn: introductory, prefatorial, prefatory]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

83 Moby Thesaurus words for "introductory": abecedarian, aboriginal, antenatal, autochthonous, autodidactic, baptismal, basic, beginning, budding, coeducational, creative, cultural, didactic, disciplinary, edifying, educating, educational, educative, elemental, elementary, embryonic, enlightening, exhortatory, fetal, first, formative, foundational, fundamental, gestatory, homiletic, hortatory, illuminating, in embryo, in its infancy, in the bud, inaugural, inceptive, inchoate, inchoative, incipient, incunabular, inductive, infant, infantile, informative, initial, initiative, initiatory, instructive, introductive, inventive, lecturing, nascent, natal, opening, original, parturient, postnatal, preaching, preceptive, prefatory, pregnant, preliminary, preludial, prelusive, prenatal, preparative, preparatory, primal, primary, prime, primeval, primitive, primogenial, procreative, proemial, propaedeutic, rudimental, rudimentary, self-teaching, teaching, tuitionary, ur