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preliminary: first, initial
We are only in the preliminary stages of the negotiation process. This is only the first step in a long process.
Our football team is awful: we didn't even qualify for the preliminary round of the tournament.

Pronunciation examples
UK: The chairman made a few preliminary remarks before introducing the speaker.
US: The dog passed the preliminary round and went on to the finals.

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