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English definition of “preliminary”

preliminary

adjective [always before noun]     /prɪˈlɪmɪnəri/
done or happening in order to prepare for the main event or activity: a preliminary discussion/meetingPreceding and introducing
preliminary noun [C] something that you do at the start of an event or activityPreceding and introducing
(Definition of preliminary adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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