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We found 34 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word preliminary:
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General dictionaries General (29 matching dictionaries)
  1. preliminary: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. preliminary, preliminary: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. preliminary: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. preliminary: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. preliminary: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. preliminary, preliminary: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Preliminary, preliminary: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. preliminary: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. preliminary: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. preliminary: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. preliminary: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. preliminary: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. preliminary: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. preliminary: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. preliminary: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. preliminary: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. Preliminary: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  18. Preliminary: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  19. preliminary: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  20. preliminary: Rhymezone [home, info]
  21. preliminary: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  22. preliminary: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  23. preliminary: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  24. preliminary: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. preliminary: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. preliminary: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. preliminary: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. preliminary: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. PRELIMINARY: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  3. preliminary: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preliminary: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. preliminary: online medical dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (preliminary)

noun:  something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows ("Training is a necessary preliminary to employment")
noun:  a minor match preceding the main event
adjective:  designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding ("A preliminary investigation")

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Phrases that include preliminary:   preliminary examination, preliminary impression, preliminary matter, preliminary ruling, preliminary scale, more...

Words similar to preliminary:   overture, prelim, preliminaries, preliminarily, prelude, more...

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