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preamble

pre·am·ble

preamble

 
pronunciation:
pri aem bl
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an introduction to a speech or document, esp. one that explains the purpose of the text to follow.
synonyms:
prologue
similar words:
exordium, introduction, opening, overture, preface, proem, prolegomenon
definition 2: an initial or introductory occurrence, fact, or situation.
Her mistake was merely a preamble to the strange events that followed.
synonyms:
prelude
similar words:
overture, preface, preliminary
definition 3: (cap.) the introductory section of the U.S. Constitution.
Word Parts
The word preamble contains the following part:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-