exordium

[n] - (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse
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Exordium

• (n.) A beginning; an introduction; especially, the introductory part of a discourse or written composition, which prepares the audience for the main subject; the opening part of an oration.
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exordium

noun (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse
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Exordium

[rhetoric] In Western classical rhetoric, the exordium (əm; meaning `beginning` in Latin; from exordiri `to begin`) was the introductory portion of an oration. The term is Latin and the Greek equivalent was called the proem or prooimion. The exordium is one of six parts of a discourse that an orator would develop as part of the rhetorical ...
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Exordium

Ex·or'di·um (-ŭm) noun ; plural English Exordiums (-ŭmz), Latin Exordia (-ȧ). [ Latin from exordiri to begin a web, lay a warp, begin; ex out + ordiri to begin a web, begin; akin to English order . See Order .] A beginnin...
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exordium

beginning or introduction to a composition
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Exordium

In classical rhetoric, this is the introductory part of a speech.
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exordium

in literature, the beginning or introduction, especially the introductory part of a discourse or composition. The term originally referred ... [1 related articles]
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exordium

Latin, meaning: the beginning (especially of a speech).
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exordium

the beginning (especially of a speech).
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exordium

the beginning part of a speech (the opening part of an oration, treatise, etc.).
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Exordium

The introductory (Lat: exordium, beginning) portion of an oration
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