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

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Recent Examples on the Web Hedberg’s score was 375.10, compared with his prelim of 429.15. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 3 July 2022 Eckstrom strives to make sure that each prelim is competitive and attracts top performers. Laura Latzko, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2022 Alex Shackell was second in 2:10.21, dropping her prelim time by 1.40 seconds. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Apr. 2022 Can Bishop’s senior Lucius Brown, who finished second last year in a record-setting boys 50 freestyle race, improve on his top prelim time (20.48) to break the record (20.15)? San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 Of course, the Mazda MX-5 Cup is a stepping-stone, although the series races as a prelim to IndyCar and sports car races such as the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2022 Max Thomas of Servite cruising to 6.94 in 60 prelim at Arcadia. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 29 Jan. 2022 Of the two races that weren’t PBs, one was a prelim and the other an NCAA indoor mile title. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 8 May 2021 In addition, Northridge’s Rashni Walker won her Class 6A 100-meter prelim race in a record-breaking time of 13.95. Arthur L. Mack, al, 1 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of prelim

1891, in the meaning defined above

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“Prelim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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