The definition of preliminarily is coming before the main action.adjective
An example of something preliminarily is the first round of a competition.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Variant of preliminary
Origin: < Fr préliminaire or ModL praeliminaris < L prae- (see pre-) + L liminaris, of a threshold < limen, threshold (see limen)
noun pl. preliminaries
- a preliminary step, procedure, etc.
- a preliminary examination
- a contest or match before the main one
Origin: Fr préliminaires, pl.
- preliminarily adverb
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