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Of, relating to, or constituting a preface; introductory. See Synonyms at preliminary.
[From Latin praefātus, past participle of praefārī, to say before; see preface.]
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prefatory(ˈprɛfətərɪ; -trɪ) or
of, involving, or serving as a preface; introductory
[C17: from Latin praefārī to say in advance; see preface]
ˈprefatorily, ˌprefaˈtorially adv
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pref•a•to•ry(ˈprɛf əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a preface: prefatory explanations.
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|Adj.||1.||prefatory - serving as an introduction or preface|
preceding - existing or coming before
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1. Before or in preparation for the main matter, action, or business:
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adj → einleitend
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