introductory introductory  /ˌɪn trə ˈdək tə ri/


  1. (adj) serving to open or begin
  2. (adj) serving as a base or starting point
  3. (adj) serving as an introduction or preface



  1. Although specialty mortgages often have seductively low introductory interest rates, the long-term costs may be more than you bargained for.
  2. In Finnish schools, all 15-year-olds receive an introductory sexual package put together by the Population and Family Welfare Federation.
  3. One rotating group of 10 faculty members, the Freshman Learning Project, works on ways to make their large, introductory lecture classes more effective.


  1. Duke University completes its first “Introductory Human Physiology” MOOC!

    Students from around the world have just completed a 12 week Duke MOOC, Introductory Human Physiology , taught by Emma (Mimi) Jakoi, PhD, and Jennifer Carbrey, PhD, both from the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Duke University

  2. Tim Tebow Feels Honored to Be With Patriots, Work With Bill Belichick and Tom Brady

    FOXBORO, Mass. — Tim Tebow‘s introductory meeting with the New England media wasn’t very long — it lasted about 42 seconds — but at least it happened. Tebow didn’t take any questions after his first practice in a Patriots uniform, but he did offer the following statement before jogging off with the rest of his […]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New England Sports Network

  3. SHRM Essentials of HR Management

    This introductory course offers a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. This course provides you with critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. The course addresses six key human resource management subjects in a user-friendly format designed to give an effective learning experience ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh


  1. "I think that when that happens Americans will not like it, but they will just have to not like it," Griffin told a questioner following his address. "I think we will see, as we have seen with China's introductory manned spaceflights so far,...
    on Sep 18, 2007 By: Michael Griffin Source: ABC News

  2. Mr Willis said: "At our introductory hearing Sir John appeared to us to show a lack of focus and clarity. He was vague about the process of his appointment and evasive when discussing the process of appointing Ernst & Young to help with the joint...
    on Jul 30, 2007 By: Phil Willis Source: ic Wales

  3. "The Federal Reserve and other banking regulators expect lenders to make sure subprime borrowers not only can afford their monthly payments while the introductory rate is in effect but also after the interest rate resets," Federal Reserve Board...
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Randall Kroszner Source: USA Today

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