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1 preliminary /prɪˈlɪməˌneri/ Brit /prɪˈlɪmənri/ adjective
1 preliminary
/prɪˈlɪməˌneri/ Brit /prɪˈlɪmənri/
adjective
Learner's definition of PRELIMINARY
: coming before the main part of something
2 preliminary /prɪˈlɪməˌneri/ Brit /prɪˈlɪmənri/ noun
plural preliminaries
2 preliminary
/prɪˈlɪməˌneri/ Brit /prɪˈlɪmənri/
noun
plural preliminaries
Learner's definition of PRELIMINARY
[count]
: something that comes first in order to prepare for or introduce the main part of something else often + to
usually plural
: a game that is played before the main part of a competition to decide which players or teams will be allowed to continue playing usually plural
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