Origin: L prolusio, prelude < prolusus, pp. of proludere, to play beforehand < pro-, before + ludere, to play: see pro- & ludicrous
- prolusory adjective
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- A preliminary exercise.
- An essay written as a preface to a more detailed work.
Origin: Latin prōlūsiō, prōlūsiōn-, from prōlūsus, past participle of prōlūdere, to practice beforehand : prō-, before; see pro-1 + lūdere, to play; see leid- in Indo-European roots.
- pro·luˈso·ry adjective