prolusion

  • 1 Prolusion — Pro*lu sion, n. [L. prolusio, fr. proludere to prelude; pro before + ludere to play: cf. F. prolusion, It. prolusione.] A trial before the principal performance; a prelude; hence, an introductory essay or exercise. Domestic prolusions. Thackeray …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Prolusion — (v. lat.), Vorspiel …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 3 Prolusion — (lat.), Vorübung, Vorspiel …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 4 prolusion — index preface Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 5 prolusión — (Del lat. prolusĭo, ōnis). f. prelusión …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 6 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… …

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  • 7 prolusión — ► sustantivo femenino Introducción de un tratado o de un discurso. SINÓNIMO prelusión * * * prolusión (del lat. «prolusĭo, ōnis») f. Introducción. ≃ Prelusión, preludio. * * * prolusión. (Del lat. prolusĭo, ōnis). f. prelusión …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 prolusion — /proh looh zheuhn/, n. 1. a preliminary written article. 2. an essay of an introductory nature, preliminary to a more profound work. [1595 1605; < L prolusion (s. of prolusio) preliminary exercise, prelude, equiv. to prolus(us), ptp. of proludere …

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  • 10 prolusion — noun An introductory essay …

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  • 11 prolusion — prəʊ luːʒn /prÉ™ l n. introductory article, essay that serves as a foreword …

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  • 12 prolusion — [prə l(j)u:ʒ(ə)n] noun archaic or formal 1》 a prelude. 2》 a preliminary essay or article. Origin C17: from L. prolusio(n ), from prolus , proludere practise beforehand , from pro before + ludere to play …

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  • 13 prolusion — n. 1. Prelude, introduction, preliminary. 2. Essay, trial …

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  • 14 prolusion — pro·lu·sion …

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  • 15 prolusion — pro•lu•sion [[t]proʊˈlu ʒən[/t]] n. 1) an essay or article preliminary to a more exhaustive work 2) a prelude; any preliminary or introductory event • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L prōlūsiō rehearsal =prōlūd(ere) to rehearse, be a prelude to (prō… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 prolusion — /prəˈluʒən/ (say pruh loohzhuhn) noun 1. a preliminary written article. 2. an essay preliminary to a more profound work, or of an introductory or slight nature. {Latin prōlūsio preliminary exercise} …

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  • 17 prolusion —   n. preliminary trial; tentative introductory essay.    ♦ prolusory, a …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 18 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) …

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  • 19 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] * * * …

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  • 20 John Milton — For other people named John Milton, see John Milton (disambiguation). John Milton Portrait of John Milton in National Portrait Gallery, London c. 1629. Unknown artist (detail) Born 9 December 1608(1608 12 09) Bread Street …

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