preliminary

  1. a minor match preceding the main event
  2. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

preliminary

[Adjective] At the beginning, usually to prepare for something.
Example: Preliminary research showed they were sick.
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preliminary

[Adjective] Things that happen at the start of a series of events are said to be preliminary
Example: The preliminary findings of the committee were that the road should not be built.
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preliminary

[adj] - designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding 2. [n] - a minor match preceding the main event 3. [n] - something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
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Preliminary

Pre·lim'i·na·ry adjective [ Prefix pre + Latin liminaris belonging to a threshold, from limen , liminis , threshold, entrance: confer French préliminaire . Confer Limit .] Introductory; previous; preceding the main discourse or business; prefatory; as, ...
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preliminary

Lying before: leading to: being at the threshold of. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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preliminary

adjective designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; `a preliminary investigation`
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preliminary

prelude noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; `training is a necessary preliminary to employment`; `drinks were the overture to dinner`
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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. • (a.) Introductory; previous; preceding the main discourse or business; prefatory; as, preliminary observations to a...
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preliminary

lying before : leading to : being at the threshold of.
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Preliminary

The walk, canter or gallop by a horse on the way to the starting stalls.[2]
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_Australian_and_New_Zealand_punting

Preliminary

The walk, canter or gallop by a horse on the way to the starting stalls.
Found on http://www.translationdirectory.com/glossaries/glossary152.htm

preliminary

a minor match preceding the main event
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1124929
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