1. To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room.

2. To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to introduce the finger, or a probe.

3. To lead to and make known by formal announcement or recommendation; hence, to cause to be acquainted; as, to introduce strangers; to introduce one person to another.

4. To bring into notice, practice, cultivation, or use; as, to introduce a new fashion, method, or plant.

5. To produce; to cause to exist; to induce. [Obs.]

Whosoever introduces habits in children, deserves the care and attention of their governors.

6. To open to notice; to begin; to present; as, he introduced the subject with a long preface.

Syn. — To bring in; usher in; insert; begin; preface.

(In`tro*duce"ment) n. Introduction. [Obs.]

(In`tro*du"cer) n. One who, or that which, introduces.

(In`tro*duct") v. t. To introduce. [Obs.]

(In`tro*duc"tion) n. [L. introductio: cf. F. introduction. See Introduce.]

1. The act of introducing, or bringing to notice.

2. The act of formally making persons known to each other; a presentation or making known of one person to another by name; as, the introduction of one stranger to another.

3. That part of a book or discourse which introduces or leads the way to the main subject, or part; preliminary; matter; preface; proem; exordium.

4. A formal and elaborate preliminary treatise; specifically, a treatise introductory to other treatises, or to a course of study; a guide; as, an introduction to English literature.

(In`tro*duc"tive) a. [Cf. F. introductif.] Serving to introduce; introductory. - - In`tro*duc"tive*ly, adv.

(In`tro*duc"tor) n. [L.] An introducer. [Obs.]

(In`tro*duc"to*ri*ly) adv. By way of introduction.

(In`tro*duc"to*ry) a. [L. itroductorius: cf. F. introductoire.] Serving to introduce something else; leading to the main subject or business; preliminary; prefatory; as, introductory proceedings; an introductory discourse.

(In`tro*duc"tress) n. A female introducer.

(In`tro*flexed") a. Flexed or bent inward.

(In`tro*gres"sion) n. [L. introgressus, p. p. of introgredi to go in; intro- within + gradi to step, go.] The act of going in; entrance. Blount.

(In*tro"it) n. [L. introitus, fr. introire to go into, to enter; intro within + ire to go: cf. F. introit.]

1. A going in. Caxton.

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