prelim

[ pree-lim, pri-lim ]
/ ˈpri lɪm, prɪˈlɪm /

noun Informal.

Origin of prelim

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

Definition for prelim (2 of 2)

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British Dictionary definitions for prelim

prelim.


abbreviation for

preliminary
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Word Origin and History for prelim

prelim


n.

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

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