in•troPronunciation: (in'trō), [key]
the introductory passage of a piece for a jazz or dance band.
a prefix, meaning “inwardly,” “within,” occurring in loanwords from Latin (introspection
); occasionally used in the formation of new words (introjection
). Cf. intra-.
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