exordium

Definitions:

  • A beginning or introductory part, especially of a speech or treatise.
  • The beginning of anything; specifically, the introductory part of a discourse, intended to prepare the audience for the main subject; the preface or proemial part of a composition.
  • <strong>Synonyms</strong> Proem; <em>Prelude, Preface</em>, etc. See <internalXref urlencoded="introduction">introduction</internalXref>.
  • A beginning; an introduction; especially, the introductory part of a discourse or written composition, which prepares the audience for the main subject; the opening part of an oration.
  • A <xref>beginning</xref>
  • The <xref>introduction</xref> to a paper or discourse.
  • (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse
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