prefatory

as in preparatory
coming before the main part or item usually to introduce or prepare for what follows in prefatory remarks he offered his own definition of "civilization", a word subject to a variety of interpretations

Synonyms & Similar Words

Relevance

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

Thesaurus Entries Near prefatory

Cite this Entry

“Prefatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prefatory. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on prefatory

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!