preliminary

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Preliminary is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) enPR: prĭlĭmʹĭnĕri, IPA (key): /pɹɪˈlɪmɪnɛɹi/
  • (UK) enPR: prĭlĭmʹĭnəri, IPA (key): /pɹɪˈlɪmɪnəɹi/
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Adjective[change]

Positive
preliminary

Comparative
more preliminary

Superlative
most preliminary

Noun[change]

Singular
preliminary

Plural
preliminaries

Preposition[change]

Preposition
preliminary

  1. before
    Preliminary to the main discussions, perhaps we could introduce ourselves.