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  1. preface

    • IPA[ˈprɛfəs]

    英式

    • n.
      an introduction to a book, typically stating its subject, scope, or aims.;a preliminary explanation
    • v.
      provide (a book) with a preface;introduce or begin (a speech or event) with or by doing something
    • verb: preface, 3rd person present: prefaces, gerund or present participle: prefacing, past tense: prefaced, past participle: prefaced

    • noun: preface, plural noun: prefaces

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an introduction to a book, typically stating its subject, scope, or aims.
    • a preliminary explanation it was an abrupt question, made without even the preface of a greeting
    • the introduction to the central part of the Eucharist, historically forming the first part of the canon or prayer of consecration. In the Western Church it comes between the Sursum Corda and the Sanctus and varies with the season.

    動詞

    • 1. provide (a book) with a preface the book is prefaced by a quotation from William Faulkner
    • introduce or begin (a speech or event) with or by doing something it is important to preface the debate with a general comment
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    • IPA[ˈprefəs]

    美式

    • n.
      an introduction to a book, typically stating its subject, scope, or aims.
    • v.
      provide (a book) with a preface: the book is prefaced by a quotation from William Faulkner

    Oxford American Dictionary