- (US) enPR: prĭlĭmʹĭnĕri, IPA (key): /prɪˈlɪmɪnɛri/
- (UK) enPR: prĭlĭmʹĭnəri, IPA (key): /prɪˈlɪmɪnəri/
Audio (UK) (file)
- If something is preliminary, it is a preparation for a main matter.
- (countable) A preliminary is a preparation for a main matter.
- Preliminary to the main discussions, perhaps we could introduce ourselves.