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preliminary

US [prɪˈlɪməˌneri]
UK [priˈlɪmɪn(ə)ri]
  • adv.预先
  • adj.预备性的;初步的;开始的
  • n.初步行动(或活动);预备性措施
  • Web预备的;预赛;初级
Plural Form:preliminaries  
preliminary
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adj.
1.
预备性的;初步的;开始的happening before a more important action or event
After a few preliminary remarks he announced the winners.
说了几句开场白之后,他即宣布优胜者名单。
preliminary results/findings/enquiries
初步结果╱发现╱调查
the preliminary rounds of the contest
预赛
pilot studies preliminary to a full-scale study
全面研究前的试验性初步研究
n.
1.
~ (to sth)
初步行动(或活动);预备性措施apreliminary is an action or event that is done in preparation for sth
Research will be needed as a preliminary to taking a decision.
做决定之前需要进行研究。
I'll skip the usual preliminaries and come straight to the point.
闲话少说,我就直接进入正题。
England was lucky to get through the preliminaries(= the preliminary stages in a sports competition) .
英格兰队幸运地通过了预选赛。

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