Meaning of PRELIMINARY in English

adj. 25B6; adjective the discussions are still at a preliminary stage : PREPARATORY, introductory, initial, opening, prefatory, precursory; early, exploratory.


25B6; noun

he began without any preliminaries : INTRODUCTION, preamble, opening/prefatory remarks, formalities.

a preliminary to the resumption of war : PRELUDE, preparation, preparatory measure, preliminary action.

25A0; preliminary to IN PREPARATION FOR, before, in advance of, prior to, preparatory to.

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