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preface

pref·ace

preface

pronunciation:
pre fihs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an introduction to a book or other written text that gives information esp. about the author or work.
synonyms:
foreword, introduction
similar words:
preamble, proem, prolegomenon, prologue
definition 2: a similar, shorter introduction to a speech.
similar words:
exordium, introduction, preamble, prelude, proem, prologue
definition 3: a first or introductory approach or attempt.
synonyms:
preliminary, prelude
similar words:
preamble
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: prefaced, prefaces, prefacing
definition 1: to begin or furnish (a book or speech) with a preface.
synonyms:
begin, introduce
similar words:
open, prologue, start
definition 2: to serve as a preliminary or introduction to.
synonyms:
introduce
similar words:
begin, prologue, start
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The word preface contains the following part:
pre- Latin prefix that means before
synonyms:
pro-2, ante-
antonyms:
post-