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Noun: prolusion  prow'loo-zhun [N. Amer], pru'l(y)oo-zhun [Brit]
  1. A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    - foreword, preface
  2. Exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
    - warm-up, tune-up

Derived forms: prolusions

Type of: introduction, preparation, readying

Part of: text, textual matter