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Adjective
Preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
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“The trial is still in preliminary stages, but the projects scientists are optimistic.”
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Preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important
“The last match of the preliminary rounds.”
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In a crude or unfinished state
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Subject to one or more conditions or requirements being met
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Being in the basic, or simplest, form
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Transitional, initial
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Not thorough or detailed
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A preliminary action or event
“Some account of this earlier observation is therefore a necessary preliminary to the main investigation.”
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Business or talk, especially of a formulaic or polite nature, taking place before an action or event
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(usually used in plural form "essentials") A fundamental element or characteristic
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Short preliminary event
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