Meaning of PRELIMINARY in English

adj. Function: adjective

serving to make ready the way for something that follows FF1C; held a preliminary discussion to set up the agenda of the conference FF1E;

Synonyms: inductive, introductory, prefatial, prefatorial, prefatory, ||prelim, preludial, prelusive, preparative, preparatory, proemial

Related Words: primal, primary; elemental, elementary; basic, fundamental; fitting, preparing, readying

Antonyms: postliminary

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.