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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a proem or proemium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Introductory; prefatory; preliminary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the character of a proem; introductory; prefatory; preliminary.
  • In paleontology, pertaining to the vanguard of a migrating fossil fauna which gradually invades a new province, but is replaced after its first appearance by the previous tenant.

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