introductory statement

See: preamble
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Experience has suggested the brief introductory statement of main literary principles, too often taken for granted by teachers, with much resulting haziness in the student's mind.
An Introductory Statement and Summary which highlights the theme of the material covered in the DVD Study
In his introductory statement to the proposal, Papadopoulos explained that the reason that he was making all these demands was Turkey's untrustworthiness.
Each chapter is provided with an introductory statement, lucid and punchy, assuming no prior knowledge of the reader; and ends with a valuable summary.
However, according to the introductory statement in CUNA's Model Credit Union Act, "while maintaining the fundamental tenets of the credit union philosophy, the model act is intended to update the historical credit union model to meet current challenges and members' needs.
Finding expansive possibilities within a limited means fascinates me, as does the potential for a material object to incite a perceptual event that belies its inherent physical 'facts'," says Hunt in her introductory statement.
Following this introductory statement are lists of "accomplishments" under each of the three categories.
In his introductory statement to the meeting, he dealt with the implementation of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) safeguards in the Islamic Republic of Iran saying: "The Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement.
Energy efficiency is one of the quickest, most cost effective ways for congregations to cut carbon pollution," Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator, said in an introductory statement.
The Intercept will focus on reporting based on documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the site's editors said in an introductory statement.
Prime Minister Dacic will deliver the introductory statement of the Serbian government.
The COAS made a short introductory statement where he spoke of enhancement of combat power and gave out figures of the amounts expended for the purpose through the year.