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introduction

noun act of bringing in, admittance, formal presentation, inductio, induction, interposition, invectio, offering, offering as an exhibit, placing, presentation
Associated concepts: introduction of evidence
See also: appearance, beginning, birth, emergence, genesis, inflow, infusion, insertion, installation, nascency, onset, origination, outset, overture, preamble, preface, prelude

INTRODUCTION. That part of a writing in which are detailed those facts which elucidate the subject. In chancery pleading, the introduction is that part of a bill which contains the names and description of the persons exhibiting the bill. In this part of the bill are also given the places of abode, title, or office, or business, and the character in which they sue, if it is in autre droit, and such other description as is required to show the jurisdiction of the court. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4156.

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Hence, this study anchors its analysis of the introduction samples on the five-element pattern (Cargill and O'Connor, 2009) as follows: (1) general statements about the field of research to provide the readers with a setting or context for the problem under investigation and to claim its importance; (2) more specific statements about the aspects of the problem already studied by other researchers, laying a foundation of already known information; (3) statements indicating the need for more investigation, creating a gap or research niche for the present study to fill; (4) statements giving the purpose or objectives of the present study; and (5) optional statements that give a positive value or practical significance of the present study.
Limitations of this study included a short median duration of exclusive breastfeeding in the study population, selection of a birth cohort based on susceptibility to type-1 diabetes, and the inability to determine effects of timing of the introduction of solid foods on asthma, atopic eczema or other clinical outcomes.
The introduction sets the tone for the rest of the book.
The problem is that the authors set out such an ambitious program in the introduction that the substantive chapters cannot possibly cover all the angles and issues that are suggested as significant.
The introductions in the ASD edition are a good deal fuller; in particular, they include a summary and analysis of the letters paraphrased.
The introductions also go a long way toward establishing a useful periodization for a changing European balance in grain and meat consumption and for the development of sharp European class differences in dining habits that accompanied increasing dependence on agriculture by the late Middle Ages.
Though of little use to the specialist, the introduction and the six texts presented in this collection would be of interest to non-specialists interested in Savonarola's pastoral message.
Only the Introduction, the prefatory notes to each chapter, and Chapter 14, the essay from which the title of the book is taken, were written exclusively for this volume.