preface


preface
preface NOUN 1) an introduction to a book, stating its subject, scope, or aims. 2) the preliminary part of a speech.
VERB 1) provide with a preface. 2) (preface with/by) begin (a speech or event) with or by doing something.
DERIVATIVES prefatory adjective.
ORIGIN Old French, from Latin praefari 'speak before' .

English terms dictionary. 2015.

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