Associations to the word «Preliminary»

Wiktionary

PRELIMINARY, adjective. In preparation for the main matter; initial, introductory, preparatory
PRELIMINARY, noun. A preparation for a main matter; an introduction
PRELIMINARY, noun. Any of a series of sports events that determine the finalists
PRELIMINARY, noun. A relatively minor contest that precedes a major one, especially in boxing
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION, noun. (education) A qualifying exam that usually qualifies a student to continue studies at a higher level.
PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS, noun. Plural of preliminary examination
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION, noun. (legal): a court order prohibiting a party to litigation from carrying on a course of action until a trial has determined whether the course of action is proper.
PRELIMINARY INJUNCTIONS, noun. Plural of preliminary injunction

Dictionary definition

PRELIMINARY, noun. A minor match preceding the main event.
PRELIMINARY, 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".
PRELIMINARY, adjective. Denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation".

Wise words

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