prolusory
adjective see prolusion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • prolusory — /proh looh seuh ree, zeuh /, adj. 1. serving for prolusion. 2. of the nature of a prolusion. [1865 70; < ML prolusorius, equiv. to prolud , s. of proludere (see PROLUSION) + torius TORY1, with dt > s] * * * …   Universalium

  • prolusory — prəʊ luːzrɪ /prÉ™ l adj. preliminary, introductory, serving as a foreword …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prolusory — pro·lu·so·ry …   English syllables

  • prolusory — /prəˈluzəri/ (say pruh loohzuhree) adjective 1. serving for prolusion. 2. of the nature of a prolusion …   Australian English dictionary

  • prolusory — adjective of or relating to or having the character of a prolusion • Pertains to noun: ↑prolusion …   Useful english dictionary

  • prolusion — noun Etymology: Latin prolusion , prolusio, from proludere to play beforehand, from pro before + ludere to play more at ludicrous Date: 1601 1. a preliminary trial or exercise ; prelude 2. an introductory and often tentative discourse • prolusory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prolusion —   n. preliminary trial; tentative introductory essay.    ♦ prolusory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • prolusion — [prō lo͞o′zhən] n. [L prolusio, prelude < prolusus, pp. of proludere, to play beforehand < pro , before + ludere, to play: see PRO 2 & LUDICROUS] a preliminary part or performance; often, specif., an introductory essay or article prolusory… …   English World dictionary

  • prolusion — n. formal 1 a preliminary essay or article. 2 a first attempt. Derivatives: prolusory adj. Etymology: L prolusio f. proludere prolus practise beforehand (as PRO (1), ludere lus play) …   Useful english dictionary

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