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preface

 
Noun preface has 1 sense
  1. foreword, preface, prolusion - a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    --1 is a kind of introduction
    --1 is a part of text, textual matter
    Derived form: verb preface1
Verb preface has 1 sense
  1. precede, preface, premise, introduce - furnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
    --1 is one way to state, say, tell
    Derived form: noun preface1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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