Meaning of “prelim” in the English Dictionary

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"prelim" in British English

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prelimnoun [ C usually plural ]

uk /ˈpriː.lɪm/ /prɪˈlɪm/ us /ˈpriː.lɪm/ /prɪˈlɪm/ informal

a sports event or an exam that acts as a preparation for a more important event that will follow

(Definition of “prelim” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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