prelim

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

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. prelease,
  2. prelect,
  3. prelection,
  4. prelexical,
  5. prelibation,
  6. prelim.,
  7. preliminaries,
  8. preliminary,
  9. preliminary sat/national merit qualifying test,
  10. prelimit

Origin of prelim

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

prelim.

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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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