Synonyms and Antonyms of prelim. coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows. a medical assistant had done all of the prelim work before the physician even walked into the examining room.
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Wikipedia . n. Informal A preliminary: teams that were eliminated in the prelims; studied hard for my prelims. American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
Normally, this style meet is a prelim /final format. This example is from Wikipedia and may be reused under a CC BYSA license. Each competitor’s score in the preliminary round, divided by two (the prelim score) was added to gymnast’s score in the finals (the final score). This example is from Wikipedia and may be reused under a CC BYSA license.