preliminar

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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not final)
a. preliminary
Aceptaron nuestro proyecto y pronto empezaremos la etapa de investigación preliminar.Our project got the go-ahead and we'll soon be embarking on the preliminary research stage.
2. (sports)
a. preliminary
El equipo local quedó eliminado en la ronda preliminar.The local team was knocked out in the preliminary round.
b. qualifying
San Antonio ganó el grupo preliminar sin perder un solo partido.San Antonio won the qualifying group without losing a single match.
preliminares
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
3. (sports)
a. preliminaries
Los atletas están entrenando para las preliminares de las olimpiadas de Río.Athletes are in training for the preliminaries for the Río Olympics.
4. (sports) (Andes)
a. preliminaries
El pedalista colombiano clasificó cuarto en los preliminares de los Panamericanos.The Colombian cyclist qualified fourth in the preliminaries of the Panamerican Games.
5. (preparatory stage)
a. preliminaries
Durante las preliminares del carnaval hay desfiles y bailes.During the carnival preliminaries, there are parades and balls.
6. (introduction)
a. preliminaries
En los preliminares el autor agradece a sus colaboradores.In the preliminaries, the author thanks the people who've assited him.
7. (sexual stimulation)
a. foreplay
Los preliminares son un aspecto importante de una relación sexual.Foreplay is an important aspect of a sexual relationship.
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preliminar
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. preliminary
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
2. (general)
a. preliminary
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preliminar
adjective
[+estudio, resultado] preliminary; (Dep)
fase preliminar qualifying round(s)
1 (gen) preliminary
Hockey sobre hielo.Fase preliminar. Grupo B: Canadá 1 Eslovaquia 3 segunda jornada de la fase preliminar del Campeonato del Mundo de balonmano junior
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