Another word for preliminary
preliminary introductory prefatory preparatorySearch Thesaurus
These adjectives mean going before and preparing the way for something else: a preliminary investigation; introductory remarks; an author's prefatory notes; preparatory steps.
Another word for preliminaryadjective
Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business:inductive, introductory, prefatory, preparatory, prolegomenous. See start
Serving to introduce a subject or person, for example:introductory, prefatory, preparatory, prolegomenous. See start, words
Not perfected, elaborated, or completed:rough, sketchy, tentative, unfinished, unperfected, unpolished. See start