prolusion

Definitions of prolusion
  1. noun
    exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
    synonyms: tune-up, warm-up
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    type of:
    preparation, readying
    the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
  2. noun
    a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    synonyms: foreword, preface
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    type of:
    introduction
    the first section of a communication
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