preparatory

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adjective pre·pa·ra·to·ry \pri-ˈpa-rə-ˌtȯr-ē also ˈpre-p(ə-)rə-\

Definition of preparatory

  1. :  preparing or serving to prepare for something :  introductory

preparatorily

play \pri-ˌpa-rə-ˈtȯr-ə-lē also ˌpre-p(ə-)rə-\ adverb

Examples of preparatory in a sentence

  1. There is a lot of preparatory work involved in teaching.

  2. <a preparatory investigation to see if there is enough evidence to warrant bringing charges>

15th Century

First Known Use of preparatory

15th century


PREPARATORY Defined for English Language Learners

preparatory

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adjective pre·pa·ra·to·ry \pri-ˈpa-rə-ˌtȯr-ē also ˈpre-p(ə-)rə-\

Definition of preparatory for English Language Learners

  • : used or done to prepare for something


PREPARATORY Defined for Kids

preparatory

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adjective pre·par·a·to·ry \pri-ˈper-ə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of preparatory for Students

  1. :  preparing or serving to prepare for something <He attended a preparatory school before college.>



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