Definition of preliminary


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • preliminary is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 18 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • preliminary is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 21 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of preliminary

  • something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows (noun)

    Examples

    1. training is a necessary preliminary to employment

    Synonyms

    1. overture
    2. prelude

  • a minor match preceding the main event (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. prelim

  • denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a preliminary investigation

See definition of preliminary in Merriam Webster