1 first use
early, gradual, recent, widespread

the accidental introduction of species into new environments


The testing process delayed the introduction of the drug by at least a year.

accelerate, facilitate

More liberal policies have facilitated the introduction of new technologies.


That year, IBM announced the introduction of its first personal computer.

introduction into

the gradual introduction of modern farming methods into traditional societies

2 first part of a book/talk/performance
brief, short

He began with a brief introduction.


After a lengthy musical introduction, the dancers finally appear.


She wrote the introduction to his collected letters.

feature, include

Her book features an introduction by French actress Catherine Deneuve.


Let's skip the introduction and get straight down to the facts.

in an/the introduction

His mother is mentioned in the introduction.

introduction to

the introduction to her latest book

3 book for studying a subject
excellent, helpful, informative, useful

It serves as an excellent introduction to 19th-century painting.

comprehensive, thorough

This collection provides a comprehensive introduction to his ideas.


If you are looking for a general introduction, this volume will be sufficient.


The book can be used as a concise introduction by developers new to the field.

accessible, readable
offer, provide

Together, these two books offer the best possible introduction to the sport.


He has written the best available introduction to Stravinsky's music.

introduction to

an introduction to computer programming

4 telling people each other's names
formal, proper

I never gave you a proper introduction to my friends.

do, give sb, make

I can never remember names, so I don't like to make the introductions.

a letter of introduction

He gave me a letter of introduction to the manager.

need no introduction

For those of us in our forties, McNamara needs no introduction.

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