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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


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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