prolusion definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Classical Latin prolusio, prelude ; from prolusus, past participle of proludere, to play beforehand ; from pro-, before plush ludere, to play: see pro- and amp; ludicrous
- prolusory adjective
prolusion definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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