I work on a thesis, with several chapters.

Now, Chapter 1 is called Introduction. When I want to say "ABC is defined in Chapter 1", I feel I can avoid using "Chapter 1" and use "Introduction".

However, I'm not sure which is correct:

  1. "in the introduction" (referring to the general concept of introductions);
  2. "in Introduction" (referring to Chapter 1 by its name);
  3. neither, both, or something completely different.
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    It is only me, or has somebody down-voted the question and all the answers to it, without leaving any comment explaining the reasons? This seems very rude to me.
    – yo'
    Commented Oct 8, 2015 at 9:54

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I would prefer

in the introduction

if that chapter is the introduction, or otherwise I would use

in "Introduction"

For me,

in Introduction

feels like broken English.

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