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IELTS BNC: 1379 COCA: 2904


introduction /ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən/ noun
plural introductions
plural introductions
Learner's definition of INTRODUCTION
[count] : the act of making a person known to others by name介绍;引见usually plural通常用复数
[noncount] : the act of introducing something引进;传入: such as
: the act of bringing something into practice or use for the first time(初次)实行;采用
: the act of making a product available for sale for the first time(新产品的)推出
: the act of presenting something for discussion or consideration(供讨论或参考的某事物的)提出,提交
: the act of bringing something (such as a plant or animal) to a place for the first time(动植物等的)引进
[count] : a statement made to an audience about someone who is about to speak, perform, etc., or something that is about to begin(对即将登台讲话者、表演者等做的)介绍
◊ A person who needs no introduction is well-known to the audience.无须介绍的人;观众熟悉的人
: the beginning part of a book, essay, speech, etc., that explains what will follow in the main part(书)序言;(文章)导论;(演讲)开场白
: the beginning part of a piece of music序曲
[count] : something (such as a book or a course of study) that provides basic information about a subject入门书;初阶教程+ to
[singular] : a person's first experience with something初次经历+ to
[count] : something that is added or introduced to something else引进的事物;引种
IELTS BNC: 1379 COCA: 2904



in·​tro·​duc·​tion ˌin-trə-ˈdək-shən How to pronounce introduction (audio)
: something that introduces: such as
: a part of a book or treatise preliminary to the main portion
: a preliminary treatise or course of study
: a short introductory musical passage
: the act or process of introducing : the state of being introduced
: a putting in : insertion
: something introduced
specifically : a new or exotic plant or animal

Example Sentences

the introduction of telephone service to the area Since its introduction last year, over a million copies of the software have been sold. the introduction of evidence at the trial the introduction of a new topic for conversation the introduction of the bill to Congress She told the audience, by way of introduction, that the research was completed a year ago. the introduction of an Asian plant species to America After a brief introduction, the performer took the stage. See More
Recent Examples on the Web Notable guests adorning the front row included Alicia Silverstone, Coco Rocha, Maye Musk, and Siriano’s dear friend who needs no introduction, Janet Jackson. Lauren Tappan, Town & Country, 8 Sep. 2022 Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's glossy journalism drama needs no introduction. Amy Mackelden, ELLE, 1 Sep. 2022 Chucky needs absolutely no introduction, especially now that a second season of his TV series is on the way. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Aug. 2022 The album’s sixth track is one that needs no introduction. Okla Jones, Essence, 12 Aug. 2022 Night of the Living Dead likely needs no introduction as George Romero's game-changing first installment that soon spawned a rich lineage of zombie films, including Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, and so on. Allaire Nuss, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2022 This milky blue geothermal pool needs no introduction. Katie Lockhart, CNN, 26 July 2022 The new crop of young drivers racing for a championship was aided by NASCAR’s introduction of the Next Gen car, an industrywide project to design a spec vehicle that contained costs and leveled the playing field. Jenna Fryer, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Sep. 2022 Benn says the 2013 introduction of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage, showcasing rap, hip-hop and R&B acts, has helped other genres come through at the festival. Mark Sutherland, Variety, 31 Aug. 2022 See More

Word History


Middle English introduccioun act of introducing, from Anglo-French introduction, from Latin introduction-, introductio, from introducere

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of introduction was in the 14th century
IELTS BNC: 1379 COCA: 2904


1first use首次採用ADJECTIVE | VERB + INTRODUCTION | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEearly, gradual, recent, widespread早期的引進;逐漸的推行;最近的引進;廣泛的推行accidental意外的引進the accidental introduction of species into new environments物種意外進入新的環境VERB + INTRODUCTIONdelay推遲引進The testing process delayed the introduction of the drug by at least a year.檢驗程序把藥品的推出時間推遲了至少一年。accelerate, facilitate加速/幫助引進More liberal policies have facilitated the introduction of new technologies.更加寬鬆的政策促進了新技術的引進。announce宣佈引進That year, IBM announced the introduction of its first personal computer.那一年,國際商用機器公司宣佈推出其第一款個人計算機。PREPOSITIONintroduction into引進到⋯the gradual introduction of modern farming methods into traditional societies現代耕作方法逐漸引入到傳統社會之中


2first part of a book/talk/performance書的開頭部份;開場白ADJECTIVE | VERB + INTRODUCTION | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEbrief, short簡短的開場白He began with a brief introduction.他以簡短的開場白開始。lengthy冗長的開場白After a lengthy musical introduction, the dancers finally appear.一段冗長的音樂鋪墊之後,舞蹈演員們總算現身了。VERB + INTRODUCTIONwrite撰寫序言She wrote the introduction to his collected letters.她為他的書信集寫了序。feature, include包括序言Her book features an introduction by French actress Catherine Deneuve.由法國女演員卡特琳・德納夫作序是她這本書的一大亮點。skip跳過序言Let's skip the introduction and get straight down to the facts.咱們跳過序言直接從具體內容部份開始吧。PREPOSITIONin an/the introduction在序言中His mother is mentioned in the introduction.序言中提到了他的母親。introduction to⋯的序言the introduction to her latest book她最新著作的序言


3book for studying a subject入門讀物ADJECTIVE | VERB + INTRODUCTION | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEexcellent, helpful, informative, useful優秀的/有助益的/信息豐富的/有用的入門讀物It serves as an excellent introduction to 19th-century painting.這是一本介紹 19 世紀繪畫的優秀讀物。comprehensive, thorough綜合的/全面的入門讀物This collection provides a comprehensive introduction to his ideas. 這本作品集是對他思想的詳盡入門介紹。general入門讀物If you are looking for a general introduction, this volume will be sufficient.如果你要找入門讀物,這一冊就可以了。concise簡明入門讀物The book can be used as a concise introduction by developers new to the field.該領域新入行的開發人員可以將此書作為簡明入門讀物。accessible, readable易懂的/易讀的入門讀物VERB + INTRODUCTIONoffer, provide給予/提供入門知識Together, these two books offer the best possible introduction to the sport.這兩本書合起來可能是對這項運動最好的介紹。write寫入門讀物He has written the best available introduction to Stravinsky's music.他對斯特拉溫斯基音樂的介紹是迄今為止寫得最好的。PREPOSITIONintroduction to關於⋯的入門讀物an introduction to computer programming計算機編程初級讀物


4telling people each other's names介紹ADJECTIVE | VERB + INTRODUCTION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEformal, proper正式的介紹I never gave you a proper introduction to my friends.我一直沒向我的朋友正式介紹過你。VERB + INTRODUCTIONdo, give sb, make作介紹;給某人作介紹I can never remember names, so I don't like to make the introductions.我從來記不住名字,所以不喜歡相互介紹。PHRASESa letter of introduction介紹信He gave me a letter of introduction to the manager.他交給我一封寫給經理的介紹信。need no introduction無需介紹For those of us in our forties, McNamara needs no introduction.對於我們這些年過四十的人來說,麥克納馬拉是誰無需介紹。
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0_0: Translations of introduction
  • # n.
    采用: adoption, application, introduction, use, utilization
    初步: ABC, accidence, alphabet, introduction, principium, rudiment
    導論: introduction
    導言: introduction, whereas
    介紹: introduction, presentation
    例言: introduction, introductory remark
    緒論: introduction, preface
    緒言: introduction, preface
    引導: introduction, lead
    引言: introduction
    聿: introduction, pen
    諸言: foreword, introduction, preamble, proem

0_0: Definitions of introduction
  • # noun.
    - the action of introducing something.
    * issues arising from the introduction of new technology
    - a formal presentation of one person to another, in which each is told the other's name.
    * he returned to his desk, leaving Michael to make the introductions
    - a thing preliminary to something else, especially an explanatory section at the beginning of a book, report, or speech.
    * your talk will need an introduction that states clearly what you are talking about and why

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