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Noun: preface  pre-fus
  1. A short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    - foreword, prolusion
Verb: preface  pre-fus
  1. Furnish with a preface or introduction
    "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution";
    - precede, premise, introduce

Derived forms: prefaced, prefaces, prefacing

Type of: introduction, say, state, tell

Part of: text, textual matter

Encyclopedia: Preface