prolegomenous
adjective see prolegomenon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prolegomenous — adjective /pɹəʊləˈɡɒmɪnəs/ Introductory; functioning as a preface or prolegomenon. it may not be amiss, in the prolegomenous or introductory chapter, to say something of that species of writing which is called the marvellous. See Also:… …   Wiktionary

  • prolegomenous — /proh li gom euh neuhs/, adj. 1. prefatory; preliminary; introductory. 2. characterized by unnecessary or lengthy prologuizing. [1740 50; PROLEGOMEN(ON) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • prolegomenous — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business: inductive, introductory, prefatory, preliminary, preparatory. See START. 2. Serving to introduce a subject or person, for example: introductory …   English dictionary for students

  • prolegomenous — pro·le·gom·e·nous …   English syllables

  • prolegomenous — /proʊləˈgɒmənəs/ (say prohluh gomuhnuhs) adjective 1. prefatory; preliminary. 2. characterised by unnecessary or lengthy prologuising …   Australian English dictionary

  • prolegomenous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ nəs adjective Etymology: prolegomenon + ous : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of a prolegomenon * * * /proh li gom euh neuhs/, adj. 1. prefatory; preliminary; introductory …   Useful english dictionary

  • preliminary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. introductory, preparatory, prefatory. See preparation, precedence. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. preparatory, preceding, prefatory; see introductory 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. introductory …   English dictionary for students

  • introductory — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Preliminary] Syn. prefatory, initial, incipient, initiatory, opening, early, prior, starting, beginning, precursory, preparatory, primary, original, anterior, provisional, explanatory, background; see also first 1 . Ant …   English dictionary for students

  • prefatory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. opening, initiative, preliminary; see introductory 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business: inductive, introductory, preliminary, preparatory,… …   English dictionary for students

  • preparatory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. preliminary, prefatory, previous; see introductory 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business: inductive, introductory, prefatory, preliminary,… …   English dictionary for students

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