A preliminary statement or essay; foreword.
A preliminary discussion, especially a formal essay introducing a work of considerable length or complexity.
Prefatory remarks or observations.
A preliminary remark.
Origin of prolegomenon
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿Î»ÎµÎ³Î¿Î¼ÎÎ½Ï‰Î½ (prolegomenon) referring to an introduction.