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prelim

[ pree-lim, pri-lim ]
/ ˈpri lɪm, prɪˈlɪm /
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noun Informal.

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Origin of prelim

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening

Definition for prelim (2 of 2)

prelim.

abbreviation

preliminary.
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British Dictionary definitions for prelim

prelim.

abbreviation for

preliminary
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