prelim

noun or adjective

pre·​lim ˈprē-ˌlim How to pronounce prelim (audio)
pri-ˈlim

Examples of prelim in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+. Trent Reinsmith, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 The early prelims will be available for viewing exclusively on ESPN + and UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. The McClatchy Media Network, Miami Herald, 4 Mar. 2024 The four prelim fights will also be broadcasted on ESPN before switching to pay-per-view (via ESPN+) for the main card. Elizabeth Flores, USA TODAY, 17 Feb. 2024 The triple jump, however, is the biggest challenge as his best is 46-3 as a sophomore at the section prelims. Steve Brand, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2024 The prelims will be airing on ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, and will join in progress on ESPN starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. The McClatchy Media Network, Miami Herald, 4 Mar. 2024 Farkas was part of the Mt. Carmel 4x400 team that set a school record with teammates Jonathan Aukerman, Jonathan Krynicki and David Slaughter at the state prelims last season. Ivan Orozco, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, the prelims are also airing on cable network ESPNews on TV, which is available on DirecTV Stream, Fubo and Hulu + Live TV. Rudie Obias, Variety, 24 Feb. 2024 The pay-per-view portion of the fight card streams on ESPN+ PPV following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+. Trent Reinsmith, Forbes, 18 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prelim was in 1891

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“Prelim.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prelim. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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