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preface

US [ˈprefəs]
UK ['prefəs]
  • n.序言
  • v.为…写序言;以…为开端;作…的开场白
  • Web前言;序文;卷首语
Plural Form:prefaces  Present Participle:prefacing  Past Tense:prefaced  
Preface
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n.
1.
(书的)前言,序言an introduction to a book, especially one that explains the author's aims
v.
1.
~ sth (with sth)
为…写序言to provide a book or other piece of writing with a preface
He prefaced the diaries with a short account of how they were discovered.
他在前言中简要叙述了发现日记的经过。
2.
~ sth by/with sth.~ sth by doing sth
以…为开端;作…的开场白to say sth before you start making a speech, answering a question, etc.
I must preface my remarks with an apology.
讲话前,我必须先表示歉意。

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Category:AllAll,OralOral,WrittenWritten,TitleTitle,TechnicalTechnical
Source:AllAll,DictionaryDictionary,WebWeb
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