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Synonyms for introductory
ˌɪn trəˈdʌk tə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. introductory(adj)

    serving to open or begin

    "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"

    Synonyms:
    basic, prefatory, prefatorial

    Antonyms:
    succeeding(a), last, closing

  2. basic, introductory(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    prefatorial, prefatory, basic, canonic, canonical

    Antonyms:
    closing, last, succeeding(a)

  3. introductory, prefatorial, prefatory(adj)

    serving as an introduction or preface

    Synonyms:
    basic, prefatory, prefatorial

    Antonyms:
    last, succeeding(a), closing

Wiktionary

  1. introductory(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    prefatory

  2. introductory(adjective)

    introducing; giving a preview or idea of

    Synonyms:
    prefatory

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. introductory

    Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, forward, front, precedent, preceding, preliminary, previous, prior

    Antonyms:
    after, concluding, consequent, following, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

    Preposition:
    Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. introductory

    Synonyms:
    prefatory, initiatory, commendatory, precursory, preliminary, preparatory

    Antonyms:
    completive, final, conclusive, alienative, supplemental, terminal, valedictory

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. introductory(a.)

    Synonyms:
    prefatory, preliminary, precursory, proëmial

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. introductory(a)

    Synonyms:
    preliminary, proemial, prefatory

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How to use introductory in a sentence?

  1. Geof Peabody:

    The last class that we just did which was introductory handgun training for church security members, we had nine different churches that were represented with about 25 students who came.

  2. Professor Levin:

    Our study challenges the established notion of how the continents on which we live behave, it challenges the textbook concepts taught in introductory geology classes.

  3. The Pentagon:

    These introductory meetings were an important step as we prepare to launch the train-and-equip program later this spring with our international partners.


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