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prelim

[pree-lim, pri-lim]
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noun Informal.
  1. preliminary.

Origin of prelim

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

prelim.

  1. preliminary.
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British Dictionary definitions for prelim

prelim.

abbreviation for
  1. preliminary
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Word Origin and History for prelim

n.

1891, short for preliminary (race, test, event, etc.).

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