Preliminary vs Prelim - What's the difference?

preliminary | prelim |


As adjectives the difference between preliminary and prelim

is that preliminary is in preparation for the main matter; initial, introductory, preparatory while prelim is preliminary.

As nouns the difference between preliminary and prelim

is that preliminary is a preparation for a main matter; an introduction while prelim is (informal) something preliminary, such as a trial, report, race, etc.

preliminary

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Adjective

(-)
  • in preparation for the main matter; initial, introductory, preparatory
  • These are just the preliminary results.
  • *
  • And then, after a few preliminary tries, the whole farm burst out into 'Beasts of England' in tremendous unison.

    Antonyms

    * definitive, final

    Derived terms

    * preliminarily * preliminary results * preliminary considerations

    Noun

    (preliminaries)
  • A preparation for a main matter; an introduction
  • Any of a series of sports events that determine the finalists
  • A relatively minor contest that precedes a major one, especially in boxing
  • prelim

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • preliminary
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal) Something preliminary, such as a trial, report, race, etc.
  • Anagrams

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