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preliminary

From Wiktionary
preliminary is on the Academic Word List.

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
preliminary

Comparative
more preliminary

Superlative
most preliminary

  1. If something is preliminary, it is a preparation for a main matter.

Noun[change]

Singular
preliminary

Plural
preliminaries

  1. (countable) A preliminary is a preparation for a main matter.

Preposition[change]

Preposition
preliminary

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