Nouns (5)

prelude, overture, preliminary
n. something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows; "training is a necessary preliminary to employment"; "drinks were the overture to dinner"
prelim, preliminary
n. a minor match preceding the main event

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Adjectives (1)

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"

Fuzzynyms (20)

prior, anterior
adj. earlier in time
foregoing
adj. especially of writing or speech; going before
prefatorial, prefatory, introductory
adj. serving as an introduction or preface
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"
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"
explanatory
adj. serving or intended to explain or make clear; "explanatory notes"; "an explanatory paragraph"
premonitory, precursory
adj. warning of future misfortune

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searching
adj. exploring thoroughly
wildcat
adj. (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive; "drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"; "a wildcat mine"; "wildcat drilling"; "wildcat wells"

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