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preface

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Etymology

1350-1400; Middle English prefas < Old French preface (modern: préface) < Mediaeval Latin prefatia, for classical praefatio, a saying beforehand, from praefari, to speak beforehand, from præ before, pre- + fari to speak

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Noun

preface (pl. prefaces)

  1. The beginning or introductory portion that comes before the main text of a document or book.
    The book included a brief preface by a leading expert in the field.

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Verb

Infinitive
to preface

Third person singular
prefaces

Simple past
prefaced

Past participle
-

Present participle
prefacing

to preface (third-person singular simple present prefaces, present participle prefacing, simple past and past participle prefaced)

preface

  1. To introduce or make a comment before the main point.
    Let me preface this by saying that I don't know him that well.

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