preliminaryadjective [before noun]uk /prɪˈlɪm.ɪ.nər.i/ us /-ə.ner-/
- The preliminary results are very positive.
- Our preliminary findings suggest an increased risk for those aged over 60.
- Jackson is peforming well in the preliminary stages of the competition.
- The two officials will be meeting today in order to establish a preliminary agreement.
- I'd like to make a few preliminary remarks before we begin the discussion.