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English definition of “prelim”

prelim

noun [C usually plural]     /ˈpriː.lɪm/ /prɪˈlɪm/ informal
a sports event or an exam that acts as a preparation for a more important event that will follow Exams, tests and exercisesParts and stages of competitions
(Definition of prelim noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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