French translation of 'introduction'
1. [of legislation, reforms, measures] introduction f
2. [of new system, technology, plant, animal, product] introduction f
The Government saw the introduction of new technology as vital. Le gouvernement considérait comme vitale l’introduction des nouvelles technologies.
3. [of person] présentation f
Elaine performed the introductions. Elaine fit les présentations.
a letter of introduction une lettre de recommandation
to need no introduction (= to be well known)
She needs no introduction. Il n’est nul besoin de la présenter.
4. (to book, talk) introduction f
the passage I quoted at the beginning of this introduction le passage que j’ai cité en début d’introduction
the introduction to the book l’introduction au livre
5. (= book for beginners)
an introduction to linguistics une introduction à la linguistique
6. (= initiation) premiers pas mpl
his introduction to League football ses premiers pas en Ligue 1
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Example Sentences Including 'introduction'
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Her judgements are carefully argued, and her study will doubtless become a basic introduction to the artist.The Times Literary Supplement (2011)
It is the introduction to this book that is most impressive and useful.The Times Literary Supplement (2012)
Both cameras were relatively much more expensive at the time of their introduction.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He wants me to review it before it goes to print and to write the short introduction.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They would need time to deliver their letters of introduction and arrange meetings.THE FROZEN WATER TRADE (2002)
Cambridge needs no introduction as one of the world's most famous university towns.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Parties were just places for cursory introductions.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Ten young dancers passed through a series of actions presumably inspired by a short film introduction of spinning and blurry but pretty colours and shapes.Times, Sunday Times (2017)
This follows the government's recent introduction of an additional 5% stamp duty for buyers on their first purchase.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This is my first introduction to the public and it's fun.The Sun (2010)
Your wisest friend makes the introductions and this time gets it right.The Sun (2016)
Miss Darcy and her brother appeared, and this formidable introduction took place.Pride and Prejudice (1813)
This was my first real introduction to pain.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
She collected letters of introduction and researched assignments.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
An epic, melodramatic introduction to one of world cinema's true masters.The Sun (2006)
It is expected to be worse next year with sixth-form students rushing to get university places before the introduction of higher tuition fees.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The course provides an introduction to basic cooking.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Warm summer sun and rain helps, but innovation and new product introductions are also encouraging a new interest in gardening.The Sun (2013)
Another middle way may involve the introduction of fully informed consent.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Manufacturers have a responsibility, therefore, to halt the introduction of these products.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Rugby league was ahead of its time with the introduction of a salary cap a decade ago.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
It may be the introduction or one of the options to explore the biblical data.Christianity Today (2000)
As this is simply a short introduction to the subject of social administration, there will not be space for much detail or depth.Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)
Let us return to some thoughts about the nature of history sketched in the introduction to this book.A Short Guide to Writing About History (1995)
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'introduction' in Other Languages
British English: introduction /ˌɪntrəˈdʌkʃən/ NOUN
The introduction of something is the act of causing it to enter a place or exist in a system for the first time.
...the introduction of a computerized payment system.
- American English: introduction
- Arabic: مُقَدِّمَةٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: introdução
- Chinese: 介绍
- Croatian: uvođenje
- Czech: úvod knihy
- Danish: introduktion
- Dutch: introductie
- European Spanish: introducción
- Finnish: esittely toisilleen tai johdanto
- French: présentation amis
- German: Bekanntmachen
- Greek: σύσταση γνωριμία
- Italian: introduzione
- Japanese: 紹介
- Korean: 소개 프레젠테이션
- Norwegian: introduksjon
- Polish: wprowadzenie
- European Portuguese: introdução
- Romanian: introducere
- Russian: вступление
- Spanish: introducción
- Swedish: introduktion
- Thai: การแนะนำ
- Turkish: tanıtma
- Ukrainian: вступ
- Vietnamese: sự giới thiệu
Translation of introduction from the Collins English to French Dictionary