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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Prolusion \Pro*lu"sion\, n. [L. prolusio, fr. proludere to
prelude; pro before + ludere to play: cf. F. prolusion, It.
A trial before the principal performance; a prelude; hence,
an introductory essay or exercise. "Domestic prolusions."
Her presence was in some measure a restraint on the
worthy divine, whose prolusion lasted. --Sir W.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
[syn: foreword, preface, prolusion]
2: exercising in preparation for strenuous activity [syn: warm-
up, tune-up, prolusion]
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