the act of bringing something into use for the first time
the introduction of a range of new products
With the introduction of independent taxation, a married woman's position is much clearer.
bring something to a place
the act of bringing something somewhere for the first time
the introduction of Buddhism to China nearly 2000 years ago
a type of thing that is brought somewhere for the first time:
The potato was a sixteenth century introduction.
the act of formally telling two people each other's names when they first meet:
when meeting somebody[countable]
Pete, are you going to make the introductions?
Our first contestant needs no introduction (=everyone already knows the person).
a written or spoken explanation at the beginning of a book, speech etc:
In the introduction he explains why he wrote the book.
Mr Brown gave a brief introduction to the course.
a short part at the beginning of a song or piece of music
something that explains the basic facts of a subject
The book is a useful introduction to British geology.
someone's first experience of something
an introduction to water sports
a letter by someone else that explains who you are, which you can give to a person you have not met before