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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
Translations of “preliminary”
in Spanish preliminar…
in French préliminaire…
in German einleitend…
in Chinese (Traditional) 初步的,起始的, 預備的…
in Russian предварительный…
in Turkish başlangıç, ilk, ön…
in Chinese (Simplified) 初步的,起始的, 预备的…
in Polish wstępny…
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