Definition of preliminary to in English:

preliminary to

Preparatory to; in advance of.
More example sentences
  • The archaeological excavation is a necessary preliminary to that work, and pipe laying cannot take place until the archaeology has been completed.
  • More dramatically, we looked over the house that ‘Venice in Peril’ have had surveyed as a preliminary to the city repairing it and dividing it up.
  • The Miss Universe Zambia is the official preliminary to the Miss Universe pageant held every year.
Synonyms
in preparation for, before, in advance of, prior to, ahead of, preparatory to
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