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noun as in introductory event; beginning


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Also, preliminary data show such immunity may not protect against the new variant in South Africa at all.

Search-and-rescue operations were conducted Monday evening and Tuesday, then suspended because of the danger of further avalanches, according to a preliminary report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

The technology is useful for preliminary screenings and triaging, but it’s no substitute for professionals who are trained to develop a rapport and counsel those in distress.

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A preliminary investigation suggests the cluster of cases is linked to off-campus gatherings that were hosted over the weekend, officials said.

Strikingly, however, the preliminary efficiency is quite a bit higher than those vaccines are showing, and it's not clear how the Sputnik-specific features could account for the difference.

I testified merely eight feet from this monster at a preliminary hearing.

So I begin polishing, Boyle begins to make preliminary drawings, and things are buzzing.

Hitchcock has a few preliminary ideas for camera moves, and I make a few proposals about characterization and dialogue.

Preliminary results performed by Italian authorities “have not detected any manufacturing defect,” she added.

These preliminary results give us hope that the project will succeed in the coming years.

Different lots of Wright's fluid vary, and a few preliminary stains should be made with each lot to learn its peculiarities.

The risk usually begins with the date of the policy, unless it is effected by a preliminary contract.

As he closed in on the V-shaped opening in the ridge, he slowed down, to make a preliminary survey of the country ahead.

I am to teach the theory of music, and yesterday I held the preliminary examination.

After a preliminary defeat he was elected deputy at the time when Sallenauve sent in his resignation, in 1841.

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On this page you'll find 69 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to preliminary, such as: exploratory, preparatory, prior, basic, first, and fundamental.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.