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prɪˈpær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpɛər-, ˈprɛp ər ə-prepara·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. preparatory, preparative, propaedeuticadjective

    preceding and preparing for something

    "preparatory steps"


  1. preparatoryadjective

    of or pertaining to preparation, having the purpose of making something or someone ready, preparative

    I will conduct some preparatory research before choosing the new restaurant's location.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Preparatoryadjective

    Etymology: preparatoire, Fr.

    The practice of all these is proper to our condition in this world, and preparatory to our happiness in the next. John Tillotson.

    Preparatory, limited and formal interrogatories in writing preclude this way of occasional interrogatories. Matthew Hale.

    Rains were but preparatory, the violence of the deluge depended upon the disruption of the great abyss. Burnet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preparatoryadjective

    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

  2. Etymology: [L. praeparatorius: cf. F. prparatoire.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of preparatory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of preparatory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of preparatory in a Sentence

  1. Laurent Kabila:

    I have decided on this day to convoke an inclusive national political dialogue and the subsequent implementation of a preparatory committee to address all aspects linked to its organization.

  2. Reza Najafi:

    But I should emphasize that it does not mean that right now Iran will restart any activities contrary to the JCPOA, these are only preparatory works.

  3. President Hassan Rouhani:

    The preparatory stages have been completed by the government so that the needed investments will be made, we believe that the situation will rapidly change with the recent agreements between Iran and the P5+1.

  4. Flavio Dino:

    I didn’t have access to the document and according to the press reports, it was a decree for a coup d’état that emphasizes what we saw on January 8 (the day of the riots), which wasn’t an isolated case. It was an element of a chain, a link in a coup chain in Brazil that had preparatory and astonishing acts, such as a decree of military intervention in the Electoral Court, which is unconstitutional.

  5. Mika Saarela:

    We have in fact not closed, the Global Preparatory Academies plan has not fallen through and that is part of the ongoing process with the court.

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