Translation of "preliminary" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /prɪˈlɪm.ɪ.nər.i/ us /-ə.ner-/

I coming before a more important action or event, especially introducing or preparing for it

Preliminary results show that the vaccine is effective, but this has to be confirmed by further medical trials.
We’ve decided to change the design based on our preliminary findings.
noun uk /prɪˈlɪm.ɪ.nər.i/ us /-ə.ner-/

an event or action that introduces or prepares for something else

After a few polite preliminaries (= introductions), we stated our main ideas and intentions.
The French team finished first in the competition preliminaries (= the first part of the competition).

(Translation of “preliminary” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


adjective /priˈliminəri/

coming before, and preparing for, something

The chairman made a few preliminary remarks before introducing the speaker.

(Translation of “preliminary” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)