pre|lim´i|nar´i|ly


pre|lim´i|nar´i|ly
pre|lim|i|nar|y «prih LIHM uh NEHR ee», adjective, noun, plural -nar|ies.
–adj.
coming before the main business; leading to something more important: »

After the preliminary exercises of prayer and song, the speaker of the day gave an address.

SYNONYM(S): prefatory, introductory.
–n.
1. a preliminary step; something preparatory: »

A physical examination is a preliminary to joining the army. The ambassadors dispensed with formal preliminaries and opened their discussions immediately.

2. a preliminary examination.
3. an athletic contest or match preceding the main event, especially in boxing or wrestling.
[< New Latin praeliminaris < Latin prae- before + līmen, -inis threshold]
pre|lim´i|nar´i|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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