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Preliminary examination   /prɪlˈɪmənˌɛri ɪgzˌæmənˈeɪʃən/   Listen
Preliminary examination

An examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue.  Synonyms: prelim, preliminary exam.

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"Preliminary examination" Quotes from Famous Books

... she said, "I won't keep you a minute, but I have just had a letter from Sir John Wallis, and he wishes me to say that he would like the girls who are to compete for the preliminary examination for the Scholarship to write their answers to the English History questions. He has sent over the questions in this envelope, and you can all read them, and you are to write your answers in advance, and fold them up and put them into envelopes ...
— A Bunch of Cherries - A Story of Cherry Court School • L. T. Meade

... be expected, the tidings quite excited our hero. Now that he had passed the preliminary examination and was to go out for actual field practice, he felt that he was really and truly on his way to becoming a civil engineer. It was the first step towards the realization of a dream that had been ...
— Dave Porter and His Double - The Disapperarance of the Basswood Fortune • Edward Stratemeyer

... price of the Scotsman?" I said easily, having seen thirty guineas on the ticket during the preliminary examination. ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. CLVIII, January 7, 1920 • Various

... preliminary examination is only known from the presiding officer. Pursuing the only possible course in that glaringly bad case he tried from the first to bring to the Prince's mind the line of defence he wished him to take. He absolutely framed ...
— Tales Of Hearsay • Joseph Conrad

... Coundouriotis, Minister of Marine who had afterwards proved his patriotism by enlisting under the Cretan's banner, were arraigned for high treason, {210} referring mainly to the surrender of Fort Rupel. The preliminary examination dragged on from year to year and produced only evidence which established the innocence of the accused.[4] One of them, ex-Premier Rallis, in April 1920, after being for years libelled as a traitor, suddenly ...
— Greece and the Allies 1914-1922 • G. F. Abbott

... justice had no hesitation in entering judgment, and ordering immediate punishment; for the right of appeal was not generally recognised, and the justice took original and final jurisdiction, where now his duties are merely those of preliminary examination and commitment. ...
— Western Characters - or Types of Border Life in the Western States • J. L. McConnel

... uneventful search they came down again to the study, and here Dr. Silence discovered Smoke washing his face calmly in front of the fire. The saucer of milk was licked dry and clean; the preliminary examination that cats always make in new surroundings had evidently been satisfactorily concluded. He drew an arm-chair up to the fire, stirred the coals into a blaze, arranged the table and lamp to his satisfaction for reading, and then prepared surreptitiously ...
— Three John Silence Stories • Algernon Blackwood

... that the Street Car Conductors are obliged to pass a preliminary examination in packing herrings, before a car is ...
— Punchinello, Vol. 1, Issue 10 • Various

... inclined to the direction of the pasterns that in motion this surface shall be set flat upon the ground. He must not rob the hoof nor leave too much horn; either mistake may lead to injury. If he has made a careful preliminary examination he knows what part of the wall requires removal and what part must be left, for he already knows the direction of the foot axis and the wear of the old shoe and has made up his mind just where and how much horn ...
— Special Report on Diseases of the Horse • United States Department of Agriculture

... to observe that the pretty-faced maid I had noticed before, was staring fixedly at Louis. Surely there were wheels within wheels, and the complications of this matter were not to be solved by the simple questions of the coroner. But of course this preliminary examination was necessary, and it was from this that I must learn the main story, and endeavor to find out the ...
— The Gold Bag • Carolyn Wells

... mansion last night, and while I was hastening to the station to take the night train for New York, I was accosted by two watchmen who arrested me, as they say, for burglary, and have detained me at the police station till now. In order that I may keep my appointment in New York, I have waived a preliminary examination before the magistrate, and desire you will become my bail, that I may be immediately released to the important duties devolving upon me elsewhere. Before many days the occasion of my haste will be ascertained, and that it had no reference to the ...
— Stories by American Authors, Volume 2 • Various

... study and careful deliberation. They began by acquainting themselves with the solvency of their clients, with the nature of the transactions which these were carrying on, with their business methods and individual abilities, and to the results of this preliminary examination they adjusted the extent of their financial assistance. They had secret inquiry offices to keep them constantly informed of the condition of the various firms and individuals, and when in doubt they demanded an insight into the books of the company which was seldom ...
— England and Germany • Emile Joseph Dillon

Words linked to "Preliminary examination" :   exam, test, preliminary exam, prelim, examination

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