AskDefine | Define exordium

Dictionary Definition

exordium n : (rhetoric) the introductory section of an oration or discourse [also: exordia (pl)]

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English

Etymology

Latin exordium, from exordiri ‘begin’, from ex- + ordiri ‘begin’.

Pronunciation

IPA: /ɛg'zɔ:dɪəm/

Noun

  1. a beginning
  2. the introduction to a paper or discourse
    • 1985: This is a feeble article of faith to begin with, but it helps to push my pen through this exordium and what now follows. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked

Translations

beggining
exórdio
introduction to a paper or discourse
exórdio

Extensive Definition

Exordium can mean several things:
exordium in German: Exordium
exordium in Norwegian: Exordium
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