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

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Recent Examples on the Web The early prelims can be seen on Fight Pass at 3:30 p.m., while the prelims are scheduled for 5 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN+. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "UFC 249 odds: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz," 8 May 2020 Saturday ticket includes prelims at both venues and Scholastic A semifinals on Saturday evening. Luann Gibbs,, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: March 9-15," 9 Mar. 2020 The prelim fights are going on now, but the main card starts soon and will wrap up today with No. 8 ranked Kevin Lee (18-5-0) taking on veteran challenger and the No. oregonlive, "Kevin Lee vs Charles Oliveira live stream: UFC Fight Night Brazil card results, updates, odds, TV channel | How to watch online with ESPN+ (3/14/2020)," 14 Mar. 2020 Mitchell had the fastest 200 freestyle prelim, 1:35.85. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel swimmers Wyatt Davis, Jake Mitchell challenge records at IHSAA state prelims," 29 Feb. 2020 The early prelims and main card will only be streamed online on ESPN+ PPV. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "How to watch UFC 247 (2/8/20): Jones vs. Reyes, more bouts in live stream online with ESPN Plus PPV," 8 Feb. 2020 Error 0: At 1:30, the running prelims kick off and it gets started with the distance medley relay finals. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Brown Relays will be looking for new team champion Friday," 13 Feb. 2020 The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. Nolan King, MMA Junkie, "Texas commission responds to UFC 247 judging backlash, claim by Joe Rogan," 10 Feb. 2020 When: Early prelims start at 6:15 p.m., prelims at 8 p.m., main card at 10. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "How to watch UFC 247 (2/8/20): Jones vs. Reyes, more bouts in live stream online with ESPN Plus PPV," 8 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of prelim

1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prelim was in 1891

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“Prelim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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