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  Definition of Preliminary
  1. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
  2. a minor match preceding the main event
  3. designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
Similar Words: overture, prelude, prelim

 

Derivational Morphology: prelude

 

 
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