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Synonyms for preliminary

Noun

1. preliminary, prelim, athletic contest, athletic competition, athletics
usage: a minor match preceding the main event
2. preliminary, overture, prelude, origin, origination, inception
usage: something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"

Adjective

1. preliminary, exploratory (vs. nonexploratory), explorative
usage: denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
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