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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The part of the beginning of a document that tells its reason and purpose.

Usage examples (36)
  • It is a good idea to read the preamble of any important document so you will know the reason for the document being written.
  • That preamble is just an excuse to show this little bit of amateur photoshopping.
  • 'I suspect that this lengthy preamble is intended to conceal the poverty of my story, for I am apprehensive.
  • This preamble is to note that I discovered quite a few very good authors for the first time via the editor's recommendation route. for more
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