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

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Recent Examples on the Web Brewbaker Tech senior Chanice Spicer, competing in the Class 5A girls’ competition, broke her own Class 5A record (11.79) with a prelim-best time of 11.51 seconds. Reports, al, "4A-7A Track Meet: Parker senior runs fastest 100-meter dash in state history," 29 Apr. 2021 Of the two Hocker races that weren’t PBs, one was a prelim and the other an NCAA indoor mile title (3:53.71). David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "He did it again: Cathedral High School graduate Cole Hocker runs NCAA's fastest 5,000," 24 Apr. 2021 On Friday, Hocker won a mile semifinal in 3:56.57, by far the fastest prelim in meet history. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, "Cathedral's Cole Hocker wins historic double, leads Oregon to NCAA indoor track title," 14 Mar. 2021 Fields lined up for her prelim, set herself at the line — and false started. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Shaun Wade could not walk away from his Ohio State football teammates and their national championship potential," 23 Oct. 2020 The first prelim session, starting at 8 a.m., will be only girls. Buddy Collings,, "Lake Brantley swim invite adjusts to COVID-19 concerns | Varsity Report," 24 Sep. 2020 The Early prelims kick off at 6:30 p.m. EST on UFC Fight Pass from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas. cleveland, "Order UFC 250: Nunes vs. Spencer for a discount on ESPN Plus," 6 June 2020 The prelims kicked off at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET and the main card takes place starting at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 30. oregonlive, "Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns: UFC Fight Night card results, live updates, odds, TV channel | How to watch online with ESPN+ (5/30/2020)," 31 May 2020 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

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First Known Use of prelim

1891, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2021

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“Prelim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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