Definition of introductory:
canonical, prior, previous, prefatory, former, anterior, first, words, background, preceding, initiatory, inductive, precedent, opening, forward, fundamental, inceptive, prefatorial, substantial, front, principal, antecedent, explanatory, provisional, leadoff, prolegomenous, start, canonic, primary, initiatory, rudimentary, basic.
beginning (part of speech: adjective)
- preceding (part of speech: adjective)
- "Border and Bastille", George A. Lawrence.
- "Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature", Margaret Ball.
- "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2", Ernst Hengstenberg.