1 first use
ADJ. early, gradual, recent, widespread
PREP. ~ into the gradual introduction of modern farming methods into traditional societies
2 first part of a book/talk
ADJ. brief, short He began with a brief introduction.
PREP. in an/the ~ His mother is mentioned in the introduction. | ~ to the introduction to her latest book
3 book for studying a subject
ADJ. excellent, general, useful It serves as an excellent introduction to 19th-century painting.
PREP. ~ to
4 telling people each other's names
VERB + INTRODUCTION make I can never remember names, so I don't like to make the introductions.
PHRASES a letter of introduction He gave me a letter of introduction to the manager.