Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun prelim

2 senses of prelim

Sense 1
preliminary, prelim -- (a minor match preceding the main event)
       => athletic contest, athletic competition, athletics -- (a contest between athletes)

Sense 2
preliminary examination, preliminary exam, prelim -- (an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue)
       => examination, exam, test -- (a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge; "when the test was stolen the professor had to make a new set of questions")

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