Preliminary Synonyms and Antonyms

prĭ-lĭm'ə-nĕr'ē

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Synonyms for Preliminary

The first letter of a word.
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The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
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Not finished; not completed or perfected; incomplete
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Of, like, or serving as a preface; introductory
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Undergoing preparation, esp. for college entrance
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Pertaining to events that will follow.
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Something that must be gained in order to gain something else
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(Often in plural) An approach or proposal made to initiate communication, establish a relationship etc. [from 15th c.]
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Indicating a lack of confidence or certainty; hesitant:
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An introduction, esp. one to a constitution, statute, etc., stating the reasons for it and its purpose
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(Statistics) In Bayesian inference, a prior probability distribution. [from 20th c.]
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A set of rules governing the communication and the transfer of data between machines, as in a computer system
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The definition of a prelude is something that serves as an introduction.
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A leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article, which serves as the groundwork of a system; essential part, as, the fundamentals of linear algebra.
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A preliminary statement or essay introducing a book that explains its scope, intention, or background and is usually written by the author.
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(Literary) Introductory; functioning as a preface or prolegomenon.
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Not elaborated, perfected, or completed:
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(Computing theory) Having a semantics that incorporates mutable variables.
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That cannot be omitted; absolutely necessary or required
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(Law) Having the force of precedent.
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The important events and occurrences in one's early life.
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Occurring before or in front of something else, in time, place, rank or sequence.
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Precursory.
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Serving as a warning.
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A basic principle, factor, etc.
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(Informal, UK) An existing criminal record
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A qualification or added condition.
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An inspection or exploration of an area, especially one made to gather military information.
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A preliminary:
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(Slang, of a person) Disturbing or unnerving, often in such a way that others may suspect them of intending physical or sexual harm or harassment.
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Antonyms for Preliminary

Finishing; closing; final
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The grand end of something, especially a show or piece of music.
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The closing of a plea or address to a court or jury
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Coming after all others.
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Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate:
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Words Related to Preliminary

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Introducing; giving a preview or idea of
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Serving to introduce a subject or person, for example
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Serving to introduce a subject or person, for example
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Find another word for preliminary. In this page you can discover 49 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for preliminary, like: concluding, initial, beginning, finale, unfinished, prefatory, conclusion, preparatory, exploratory, precursory and prerequisite.