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      pl n  
1      (Also called)    front matter   the pages of a book, such as the title page and contents, before the main text  
2    the first public examinations taken for the bachelor's degree in some universities  
3    (in Scotland) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations  
     (C19: a contraction of preliminaries)  
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