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PROLEGOMENON (Gr. for " that which is said beforehand," wpoXtyeiv, to speak, say before), a preface or introduction to a book, especially a preliminary introductory essay to a learned work, or a treatise which serves as a general survey or introduction to the study of some subject or as a special survey of the subject. The word is more often used in the plural.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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