introduction-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: first section

Commentary: INTRODUCTION[+event] The first part of a process. Includes courses of study, and anything that refers to such a course of study.

The song's introduction is a little slow, but it gets better.
I'm taking Introduction to Spanish this semester.
The textbook is called "Introduction to Advanced Biophysics".

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1 4

Sense Number 2: first appearance

Commentary: INTRODUCTION[+event] The first appearance of something or someone, or the act of unveiling something to the world. The beginning of something new, or a debut.

John's introduction to the world of rap music was met with widespread acclaim.
They looked forward to the introduction of their new product line.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: meeting people

Commentary: INTRODUCTION[+event] The formal process by which one person meets another.

Allow us to skip the introductions, gentlemen.
I don't talk to people without a formal introduction first.
From the moment of their introduction, it was obvious that John and Mary liked each other.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: proposal

Commentary: INTRODUCTION[+event] The act of proposing a new idea.

The committee resisted the introduction of alternatives to their plan.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: insertion

Commentary: INTRODUCTION[+event] One thing being put into another. Often scientific.

We began the introduction of the chemical into a fluid medium.
The introduction of a virus would decimate this population.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: creation

Commentary: INTRODUCTION[+event] Probably a rare usage. Refers to the invention, initiation, or foundation of something new-- not just its first appearance.

Historians regard the fork as a modern introduction.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 7