Pronunciation: (in'trō), [key]
—pl. -tros. Informal.
1. an introduction.
2. the introductory passage of a piece for a jazz or dance band.
a prefix, meaning “inwardly,” “within,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (introspection); occasionally used in the formation of new words (introjection). Cf. intra-.
5. introductory. Also,introd.
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