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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·lim·i·nary /prɪˈlɪməˌnɛri/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·lim·i·na·ry a.  Introductory; previous; preceding the main discourse or business; prefatory; as, preliminary observations to a discourse or book; preliminary articles to a treaty; preliminary measures; preliminary examinations.
 Syn: -- Introductory; preparatory; prefatory; proemial; previous; prior; precedent; antecedent.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·lim·i·na·ry, n.; pl. Preliminaries  That which precedes the main discourse, work, design, or business; something introductory or preparatory; as, the preliminaries to a negotiation or duel; to take one's preliminaries the year before entering college.
 Syn: -- Introduction; preface; prelude.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before
            proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
      n 1: a minor match preceding the main event [syn: prelim]
      2: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces
         what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to
         employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner" [syn: overture,