from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting an introduction.
- adj. Serving to introduce. See Synonyms at preliminary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. introducing; giving a preview or idea of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to introduce something else; leading to the main subject or business; preliminary; prefatory
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to introduce something; prefatory; preliminary: as, introductory remarks.
- Synonyms Preparatory, etc. (see preliminary); precursory, proëmial.
- n. An introduction; a treatise giving the elements or simplest parts of a subject.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. serving as an introduction or preface
- adj. serving as a base or starting point
- adj. serving to open or begin
Sorry, no etymologies found.
- Susan Obrant of Cortlandt, another wearable-fiber artist, is bringing a selection that includes more of what she calls her introductory (affordable) choices.
(Many who answered the MMPI questionnaire were students in introductory psychology courses at four-year institutions.)
It was Nell who pioneered texts in introductory programming and data structures usable by both high school and undergraduate students.
You are probably right about the AP courses, but I think there is an inevitable conflict in introductory courses in many subjects.
The notion of the difference between economic and legal incidence of taxes is discussed in introductory economics classes, often right after the basic notions of supply and demand.
There are a lot of things in introductory economics textbooks that are political.
John was an astonishing experimentalist, who always seemed to work out scientific ideas from first principles, all those ideas that are taught in introductory chemistry and physics classes.
I'm sure his name comes up in introductory biology classes and discussions of the history of science, but that's pretty much it.
Secondly, every student in introductory economics learns that fixed costs like research do not determine prices. 21 The market sets prices, implying they are open to free trading like stock prices.
In other astronomy news, a posting on astro-ph today is saying something that I like a lot, that we should abandon the teaching of the magnitude system in introductory astronomy classes.