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noun [countable]     preliminary pronunciation in British 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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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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