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preliminary

  
  ( preliminaries    plural  )
1       adj   Preliminary activities or discussions take place at the beginning of an event, often as a form of preparation.  
usu ADJ n  
Preliminary results show the Republican party with 11 percent of the vote..., Preliminary talks on the future of the bases began yesterday.     
2       n-count   A preliminary is something that you do at the beginning of an activity, often as a form of preparation.  
oft N to n/-ing  
A background check is normally a preliminary to a presidential appointment.     
3       n-count   A preliminary is the first part of a competition to see who will go on to the main competition.  
The winner of each preliminary goes through to the final.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
the study of human action and conduct
n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system
n.
1. the art of public speaking in which gesture, vocal production, and delivery are emphasized 2.the study of formal speaking in pronunciation, grammar, style, and tone.

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