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noun [countable]     preliminary pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [often plural] something that is said or done to introduce or prepare for something else

    After a few brief preliminaries, she launched into her speech.

  2. 2

    the preliminaries

    [plural] the first part of a competition in which those who win compete in the main event and those who are defeated no longer take part

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the act or practice of telling the future using random items such as playing cards

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