pro-leg-AH-mə-nlPart of speech: adjectiveOrigin: American English, mid 19th century
1Prefatory, introductory, preliminary.
Examples of Prolegomenal in a sentence “The prolegomenal chapter attempted to give background on the fantasy world the author had created.” “As a prolegomenal action, Shelley struck her famous pose, waiting for the audience to recognize her.”

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