Synonym: preceding, prior. Similar words: eliminate, to the limit, seminar, discrimination, limitation, missionary, timing, relief. Meaning: [prɪ'lɪmɪnərɪ] n. 1. a minor match preceding the main event 2. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows. adj. designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding.
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1 The discussions were preliminary to preparing a policy paper.
2 Preliminary arrangements have been made.
3 After a few preliminary remarks he announced the winners.
4 A preliminary groundwork must be laid this year.
5 Preliminary results show that the vaccine is effective, but this has to be confirmed by further medical trials.
6 Spotter planes made a preliminary aerial reconnaissance of the island.
7 Preliminary results show the Republican party with 11 percent of the vote.
8 They are taking preliminary steps in preparation for a possible war.
9 All this is preliminary to the main election struggle.
10 The doctors have successfully concluded preliminary tests.
11 Some preliminary polls show him out in front.
12 These details were not included in the preliminary draft.
13 We have had several preliminary sittings in various poses.
14 The preliminary draft of the agreement has been approved.
15 UN official reports supported the preliminary findings that the plane was brought down by a missile.
16 A preliminary study suggested that the product would be popular.
17 Research will be needed as a preliminary to taking a decision.
18 A preliminary hearing was due to start today before Mr Justice Hutchison, but was adjourned.
19 At a preliminary hearing the judge announced that the trial would begin on March 21.
20 The winner of each preliminary goes through to the final.
21 Pilot studies are a useful preliminary to large research projects.
22 Preliminary results suggest that there is no cause for concern.
23 Preliminary talks on the future of the bases began yesterday.
24 A background check is normally a preliminary to a presidential appointment.
25 The two presidents met today, as a preliminary to resuming the peace talks.
26 Our preliminary results suggest that people do subjectively find the speech clearer.
27 Such are the preliminary skirmishes of all new foundations.
28 The preliminary hearing in the case began Monday.
29 A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11.
30 We've decided to change the design based on our preliminary findings.
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