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definition: coming before, esp. in preparation for, something else.
example: Our team lost in the preliminary round and won’t be going to the final competition.
example: The school principal made some preliminary remarks before the guest speaker addressed the students.
example: I did poorly on the preliminary exam, so I’ll have to study harder for the final.
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preliminary + NOUN: ~ results, ~ investigation, ~ finding (e.g., preliminary findings from research), ~ hearing, ~ report, ~ remarks, ~ examination, ~ estimate, ~ sketch, ~ draft, ~ discussion, ~ trial, ~ inquiry, ~ round, ~ conclusion, ~ observation, ~ analysis, ~ announcement, ~ assessment