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preliminaries

  

      pl n      the full word for       prelims  
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preliminary  
      adj  
1    usually prenominal   occurring before or in preparation; introductory  
      n   pl   , -naries  
2    a preliminary event or occurrence  
3    an eliminating contest held before the main competition  
     (C17: from New Latin praeliminaris, from Latin prae before + limen threshold)  
  preliminarily      adv  

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preliminary

  
1   
      adj   exploratory, first, initial, initiatory, introductory, opening, pilot, precursory, prefatory, preparatory, prior, qualifying, test, trial  
2   
      n   beginning, first round, foundation, groundwork, initiation, introduction, opening, overture, preamble, preface, prelims, prelude, preparation, start  

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