Preliminary - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows (syn: overture, prelude)
...a meeting to discuss seating arrangements that was merely a preliminary to the formal negotiating sessions...
Preliminary findings show that the drug could help patients with skin cancer.
The team was eliminated in the preliminary round of the tournament.
research that is preliminary to the study
After a few polite preliminaries we stated out main ideas.
The discussions were preliminary to preparing a policy paper.
the preliminary stages of the competition
Pilot studies are a useful preliminary to large research projects.
After the usual preliminaries, the chairman made his announcement.
Four teams will be eliminated in the preliminaries.
The systematic teaching is a preliminary to professional work.
training is a necessary preliminary to employment
because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring
the judge's ruling was handed down in a preliminary hearing rather than a trial and was therefore unappealable
the synchronization of their watches was an important preliminary