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pre·par·a·to·ry

 (prĭ-păr′ə-tôr′ē, -pâr′-, prĕp′ər-ə-)
adj.
1. Serving to make ready or prepare; introductory. See Synonyms at preliminary.
2. Relating to or engaged in study or training that serves as preparation for advanced education: a preparatory course; preparatory students.
adv.
In preparation for. Used with to: thoroughly cleaned the house preparatory to our departure.

pre·par′a·to′ri·ly adv.

preparatory

(prɪˈpærətərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
1. serving to prepare
2. introductory or preliminary
3. occupied in preparation
4. preparatory to as a preparation to; before: a drink preparatory to eating.
preˈparatorily adv

pre•par•a•to•ry

(prɪˈpær əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpɛər-, ˈprɛp ər ə-)

adj.
1. serving or designed to prepare: preparatory arrangements.
2. preliminary; introductory: preparatory remarks.
3. of or pertaining to training that prepares for more advanced education.
[1375–1425; < Medieval Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.preparatory - preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"
preceding - existing or coming before

preparatory

adjective introductory, preliminary, opening, basic, primary, elementary, prefatory, preparative At least a year's preparatory work will be needed.
preparatory to before, prior to, in preparation for, in advance of, in anticipation of Sloan cleared his throat preparatory to speaking.

preparatory

adjective
1. Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business:
2. Serving to introduce a subject or person, for example:
Translations
إعْدادي، تَحْضيري، تَمْهيدي
předběžnýpřípravný
forberedendeindledende
elõkészítõ
undirbúnings-
prípravný
hazırlayıcıhazırlık

preparatory

[prɪˈpærətərɪ]
A. ADJpreparatorio, preliminar
preparatory tocomo preparación para, antes de
B. CPD preparatory school N (Brit) escuela privada para niños de 6 a 13 años (US) → colegio m privado
PREPARATORY SCHOOL
En el Reino Unido una preparatory school o prep school es una escuela privada de educación primaria, normalmente no mixta, para alumnos de edades comprendidas entre los 6 y los 13 años. Estos centros exigen uniforme y su objetivo es preparar a los alumnos para que prosigan su formación en centros privados.
En Estados Unidos una preparatory o prep school es un centro privado de enseñanza secundaria que prepara a sus alumnos para su ingreso en la universidad. Tanto en el Reino Unido como en Estados Unidos las preparatory schools se asocian con las clases sociales más pudientes y privilegiadas. La palabra preppy, usada como sustantivo o adjetivo, designa a los alumnos de las prep schools estadounidenses o la forma de vestir y apariencia pulcra, discreta y conservadora que normalmente se les atribuye.

preparatory

[prɪˈpærətəri] adjpréparatoire
preparatory to sth → en prévision de qch
preparatory to doing sth → avant de faire qchpreparatory school n
(British)école f primaire privée

preparatory

adj
step, measure, talks, planvorbereitend; preparatory workVorbereitungsarbeit f; the preparatory arrangementsdie Vorbereitungen pl
(Sch) preparatory educationErziehung for Ausbildung fin Vorbereitungsschulen; preparatory student (US) Schüler(in) einer privaten Vorbereitungsschule für die Hochschule
talks were held preparatory to the summit conferencees wurden Gespräche geführt, um die Gipfelkonferenz vorzubereiten; he cleared his throat preparatory to speakinger räusperte sich vorbereitend or er räusperte sich, bevor er zum Sprechen ansetzte

preparatory

[prɪˈpærətrɪ] adj (work) → preparatorio/a; (measure) → preliminare
preparatory to sth/to doing sth → prima di qc/di fare qc

prepare

(priˈpeə) verb
to make or get ready. Have you prepared your speech for Thursday?; My mother prepared a meal; He prepared to go out; Prepare yourself for a shock.
preparation (prepəˈreiʃən) noun
1. the act of preparing. You can't pass an exam without preparation.
2. something done to prepare. She was making hasty preparations for her departure.
preparatory (-ˈpӕrə-) adjective
acting as an introduction or in order to prepare for something. Political leaders have agreed to meet for preparatory talks about an end to the war.
preˈpared adjective
(negative unprepared) made ready.
preparatory school (-ˈpӕrə-)
1. a private school which educates children in preparation for a senior school (abbreviation prep school (prep-) ).
2. (American) a private secondary school preparing students for college.
be prepared
(of a person) to be ready (for something, to do something etc). We must be prepared for a disappointment; I'm not prepared (=willing) to lend him more money; The motto of the Scouts is `Be Prepared!'.
References in classic literature ?
Preparatory to the chase, they performed some religious rites, and offered up to the Great Spirit a few short prayers for safety and success; then, having received the blessings of their wives, they leaped upon their horses and departed, leaving the whole party of Christian spectators amazed and rebuked by this lesson of faith and dependence on a supreme and benevolent Being.
The history, of course, I expected would be a long affair, and I did not quite suppose that I could despatch the literature in any short time; besides, I had several considerable poems on hand that occupied me a good deal, and worked at these as well as advanced myself in Italian, preparatory to the efforts before me.
During the eight months which were employed in the work of excavation the preparatory works of the casting had been carried on simultaneously with extreme rapidity.
On the contrary, as he esteemed the institution to be of the most sacred kind, he thought every preparatory caution necessary to preserve it holy and inviolate; and very wisely concluded, that the surest way to effect this was by laying the foundation in previous affection.
The approach of the train was more and more evident by the preparatory bustle in the station, the rush of porters, the movement of policemen and attendants, and people meeting the train.
They were soon in full progress, after a preparatory hitch or two, which rejoiced the hearts of those who hated machinery.
Both prepared for the wooing a whole week, which was the longest time allowed them; but, after all, it was quite long enough, for they both had preparatory knowledge, and everyone knows how useful that is.
The actual conduct of foreign negotiations, the preparatory plans of finance, the application and disbursement of the public moneys in conformity to the general appropriations of the legislature, the arrangement of the army and navy, the directions of the operations of war -- these, and other matters of a like nature, constitute what seems to be most properly understood by the administration of government.
Is it not evident that a degree of local information and preparatory labor would be found in the several volumes of their proceedings, which would very much shorten the labors of the general legislature, and render a much smaller number of members sufficient for it?
Hunt now set to work with all diligence, to prepare caches, in which to deposit the baggage and merchandise, of which it would be necessary to disburden themselves, preparatory to their weary march by land: and here we shall give a brief description of those contrivances, so noted in the wilderness.
The strident school-teachers were gathering up their possessions preparatory to a straggling flight to the wharf; across the beach lay the white steam-boat at the pier; and over the sunlit waters Boston loomed in a line of haze.
I made my preparatory experiments in secret and was satisfied.