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preface

1. a statement written as an introduction to a literary or other work, typically explaining its scope, intention, method, etc.; foreword
2. RC Church a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
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This edition contains a new brief preface by the author, written in November 2012.
These front matter pages may include: foreword, preface by the editor, preface, acknowledgements and introduction.
In Dissemination (1981), Jacques Derrida opens his work with an eccentric foreword that simultaneously prefaces and deconstructs the character of the preface by drawing attention to the ambiguity inherent in a concept that at first sight appears to be straightforward: