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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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This study analysed the content and structure of the introductions of published research articles authored by faculty researchers of higher education institutions in Mindanao.
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His introductions to each colloquy have also been retained in essence, though often expanded.
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Many new food introductions are only changes in package size or color, and not new in the sense of being truly innovative.
The introductions that precede each playwright's work are uneven, repetitive at times, and occasionally prone to factual error.
This new research set out to identify the pathways for individual H5N1 introductions as the virus spread through Asia, Europe and Africa.
Questions of bulk and cost all the same did not prevent him from expanding this updated edition from 1648 to 1706 pages, not counting the general introductions or the additions in the appendices.
Actual performance and results of operations may differ materially from those projected or suggested in the forward-looking statements due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the timing of product introductions.
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