foreword vs prolusion what difference

what is difference between foreword and prolusion

English

Etymology

Morphologically fore- +‎ word. Calque of German Vorwort, itself a calque of Latin praefatio (preface). Cognate with German Low German Vörwoord (foreword), Dutch voorwoord (foreword), West Frisian foarwurd (foreword), Danish forord (preface; proviso), Swedish förord (foreword). Compare also Old English forword, foreword (proviso; condition).

Pronunciation

  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹwɝːd/, /ˈfɔɹwɚd/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːwɜːd/
  • Homophones: forward (US, Canada)
  • Hyphenation: fore‧word

Noun

foreword (plural forewords)

  1. An introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document; a preface or introduction.

Synonyms

  • forespeech, foretalk, introduction, preamble, preface; see also Thesaurus:foreword

Antonyms

  • endsay, conclusion, epilogue, afterword, last word, postamble; see also Thesaurus:afterword

Translations

See also

  • foretale


English

Etymology

Latin prolusio, from proludere (to prelude).

Noun

prolusion (plural prolusions)

  1. A trial before the principal performance; a prelude.
    • Domestic prolusions.
  2. An introductory essay.

Derived terms

  • prolusory

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