HyperDic: preliminary

English > 3 senses of the word preliminary:
ADJECTIVEallpreliminarydenoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important
NOUNeventpreliminary, prelima minor match preceding the main event
eventpreliminary, overture, preludesomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
preliminary > pronunciation
Soundsprihlih'mahneh.riy; priylih'mahneh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > preliminary: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDenoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding.
Example"a preliminary investigation"
Broaderexploratory, explorativeServing in or intended for exploration or discovery
Spanishintroductorio, preliminar
Catalanpreliminar
Nounspreliminarya minor match preceding the main event
preliminarysomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
English > preliminary: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA minor match preceding the main event.
Synonymprelim
Broaderathletic contest, athletic competition, athleticsA contest between athletes
Spanishpartido preliminar, preliminares
Catalanpartit preliminar, preliminars
Adjectivespreliminarydenoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important
English > preliminary: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningSomething that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows.
Example"training is a necessary preliminary to employment"
Synonymsoverture, prelude
Broaderorigin, origination, inceptionAn event that is a beginning
Spanishpreliminar, preludio
Catalanpreliminar, preludi
Adjectivespreliminarydenoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important

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