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Definitions of preparatory

  1. preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Preparing the way for anything by previous measures of adaptation; antecedent and adapted to what follows; introductory; preparative; as, a preparatory school; a preparatory condition. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. Serving to make ready or to fit for something further; being fitted or made ready, as by instruction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Preparing for: previous: introductory: preparative. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Preparing; introductory. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Serving as a preparation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Occupied in preparation. preparative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Preparing for something; introductory; preliminary. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Previously necessary; introductory; preliminary. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Serving to prepare, introductory (to); p. school (where pupils are prepared for higher school); (quasi-adv.) am packing it up p. to sending it by post. Hence preparatorily adv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  11. Preparing the way for any thing by previous measures of adaptation ; preliminary ; antecedent; introductory. Cabinet Dictionary
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