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Adjectives (6)

prefatorial, prefatory, introductory
adj. serving as an introduction or preface
introductory
adj. serving to open or begin; "began the slide show with some introductory remarks"
introductory, basic
adj. serving as a base or starting point; "a basic course in Russian"; "basic training for raw recruits"; "a set of basic tools"; "an introductory art course"

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front
adj. relating to or located in the front; "the front lines"; "the front porch"
direct
adj. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
primaeval, primordial, primeval, primal, aboriginal
adj. having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state; "aboriginal forests"; "primal eras before the appearance of life on earth"; "the forest primeval"; "primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
preliminary
adj. denoting an action or event preceding or in preparation for something more important; designed to orient or acquaint with a situation before proceeding; "a preliminary investigation"
opening
adj. first or beginning; "the memorable opening bars of Beethoven's Fifth"; "the play's opening scene"
maiden, first, initiatory, initiative, inaugural
adj. serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
starting
adj. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
initial
adj. occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
initial
adj. occurring at the beginning; "took the initial step toward reconciliation"
explanatory
adj. serving or intended to explain or make clear; "explanatory notes"; "an explanatory paragraph"
primary
adj. of first rank or importance or value; direct and immediate rather than secondary; "primary goals"; "a primary effect"; "primary sources"; "a primary interest"
elementary
adj. of the first stage of education and schools: "elementary school"; "an elementary grammar"

Synonyms (21)

above
adj. appearing earlier in the same text; "flaws in the above interpretation"
above-named, above-mentioned
adj. mentioned or named earlier in the same text
foregoing
adj. especially of writing or speech; going before
pre
adj. (prefix) coming before or being preliminary or preparatory: "prehistoric"; "premedical"; "prepaid"
precedent
adj. preceding in time, order, or significance
premedical
adj. preceding and preparing for the study of medicine; "premedical courses"
propaedeutic, preparative, preparatory
adj. preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"
previous, old
adj. just preceding something else in time or order; "the previous owner"; "my old house was larger"
beginning, first
adj. serving to begin; "the beginning canto of the poem"; "the first verse"
maiden, first, initiatory, initiative, inaugural
adj. serving to set in motion; "the magazine's inaugural issue"; "the initiative phase in the negotiations"; "an initiatory step toward a treaty"; "his first (or maiden) speech in Congress"; "the liner's maiden voyage"
starting
adj. appropriate to the beginning or start of an event; "the starting point"; "hands in the starting position"
primary
adj. "primary grades"

Antonyms (2)

secondary, high
adj. of the stage of education and schools preceding collegiate: "secondary school"; "high school"

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