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Preliminary (IPA: /pɹiˈɫɪməˌnɛɹi/, /pɹɪˈɫɪməˌnɛɹi/)

Preliminary (a.)

Introductory; previous; preceding the main discourse or business; prefatory; as, preliminary observations to a discourse or book; preliminary articles to a treaty; preliminary measures; preliminary examinations.

Preliminary (n.)

That which precedes the main discourse, work, design, or business; something introductory or preparatory; as, the preliminaries to a negotiation or duel; to take one's preliminaries the year before entering college.

Preliminary Synonyms

Explorative, Exploratory

Preliminary Synonyms

Prelude, Overture

Preliminary Synonyms


Preliminary Rhymes


Spanish Translation

Preliminary in Spanish is Preliminar

Tagalog Translation

Preliminary in Tagalog is Panimula

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A study of the history of opinion is a necessary preliminary to the emancipation of the mind." - John Maynard Keynes

Example Sentence (Quote)

"An ethic gone wrong is an essential preliminary to the sweat shop or the concentration camp and the death march." - Ethics

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