Meaning of PRELIMINARY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ prɪlɪmɪnri, AM -neri ]

( preliminaries)


Preliminary activities or discussions take place at the beginning of an event, often as a form of preparation.

Preliminary results show the Republican party with 11 percent of the vote...

Preliminary talks on the future of the bases began yesterday.

ADJ : usu ADJ n


A preliminary is something that you do at the beginning of an activity, often as a form of preparation.

A background check is normally a preliminary to a presidential appointment.

N-COUNT : oft N to n / -ing


A preliminary is the first part of a competition to see who will go on to the main competition.

The winner of each preliminary goes through to the final.


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