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Synonyms for preliminary
prɪˈlɪm əˌnɛr ipre·lim·i·na·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. preliminarynoun

    Antonyms:
    definitive, final

  2. preliminaryadjective

    in preparation for the main matter; initial, introductory, preparatory

    These are just the preliminary results.

    Antonyms:
    final, definitive

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preliminary

    Antecedent may denote simple priority in time, implying no direct connection between that which goes before and that which follows; as, the striking of one clock may be always antecedent to the striking of another with no causal connection between them. Antecedent and previous may refer to that which goes or happens at any distance in advance, preceding is limited to that which is immediately or next before; an antecedent event may have happened at any time before; the preceding transaction is the one completed just before the one with which it is compared; a previous statement or chapter may be in any part of the book that has gone before; the preceding statement or chapter comes next before without an interval. Previous often signifies first by right; as, a previous engagement. Foregoing is used only of that which is spoken or written; as, the foregoing statements. Anterior, while it can be used of time, is coming to be employed chiefly with reference to place; as the anterior lobes of the brain. Prior bears exclusive reference to time, and commonly where that which is first in time is first also in right; as, a prior demand. Former is used of time, or of position in written or printed matter, not of space in general. We can say former times, a former chapter, etc., but not the former part of a garden; we should say the front part of the garden, the forward car of a train. Former has a close relation, or sharp contrast, with something following; the former always implies the latter, even when not fully expressed, as in Acts i, 1, and Eccles. vii, 10.

    Synonyms:
    antecedent, anterior, earlier, foregoing, former, forward, front, introductory, precedent, preceding, previous, prior

    Antonyms:
    after, concluding, consequent, following, hind, hinder, hindmost, later, latter, posterior, subsequent, succeeding

    Preposition:
    Such was the state of things previous to the revolution. [Previous to is often used adverbially, in constructions where previously to would be more strictly correct; as, these arrangements were made previous to my departure.]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. preliminary

    Synonyms:
    previous, proemial, precursive, prelusory, antecedent, preparatory

    Antonyms:
    subsequent, consequent, following

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preliminary, prelimnoun

    a minor match preceding the main event

    Synonyms:
    preliminary exam, overture, preliminary examination, prelim, prelude

    Antonyms:
    unexplorative, nonexplorative, nonexploratory, unexploratory

  2. preliminary, overture, preludeadjective

    something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

    "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"

    Synonyms:
    approach, feeler, overture, advance, prelim, prelude

    Antonyms:
    nonexploratory, unexplorative, unexploratory, nonexplorative

  3. preliminaryadjective

    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"

    Antonyms:
    unexploratory, nonexploratory, nonexplorative, unexplorative

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. preliminaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    introductory, preparatory, prefatory, proemial, prelusive, precursory, previous, prior, precedent

  2. preliminarynoun

    Synonyms:
    introduction, PRELUDE, preparatory step

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How to use preliminary in a sentence?

  1. Sepp Blatter:

    When the preliminary investigation leads to evidence there would be a formal investigation.

  2. Gennady Moskal:

    According to preliminary data, four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and two others have been wounded, one of them seriously.

  3. Soumya Swaminathan:

    They informed us about the preliminary results, which they have gone to the press with. We await to see the final data analysis and the publication that's going to come out of it and certainly our committee will be considering these results as we go on, however, they are two distinct trials, with their own protocols, their own oversight committees and therefore we will continue for now and our committee will consider the data as it becomes available.

  4. Nicolas Maduros:

    The preliminary investigation indicates that many of those responsible for the attack, the financiers and planners, live in the United States in the state of Florida.

  5. Phil Kelly:

    Nothing has changed from last week’s detailed 10-page opinion from the court which in granting a preliminary injunction against ITV found as to each and every claim alleged by ITV that the Gurneys are likely to prevail, including the court’s findings that they were terminated without good cause and that they remain the controlling managers of Gurney Productions.


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