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1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) Also called: front matter the pages of a book, such as the title page and contents, before the main text
2. (Education) the first public examinations taken for the bachelor's degree in some universities
3. (Education) (in Scotland) the school examinations taken as practice before public examinations
[C19: a contraction of preliminaries]
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|Noun||1.||prelims - written matter preceding the main text of a book|
matter - written works (especially in books or magazines); "he always took some reading matter with him on the plane"
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