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prelim

adjective

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coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows
  • a medical assistant had done all of the prelim work before the physician even walked into the examining room

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The first known use of prelim was in 1891

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“Prelim.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prelim. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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