from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A preliminary: teams that were eliminated in the prelims; studied hard for my prelims.
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- adj. preliminary
- n. Something preliminary, such as a trial, report, race, etc.
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- n. a minor match preceding the main event
- n. an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
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