Definition of Preparatory

1. Adjective. Preceding and preparing for something. "Preparatory steps"




Definition of Preparatory

1. a. 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.

Definition of Preparatory

1. Adjective. of or pertaining to preparation, having the purpose of making something or someone ready, preparative ¹

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Definition of Preparatory

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Preparatory

prepainting
prepaints
preparable
preparation
preparation fire
preparational
preparationist
preparationists
preparations
preparative
preparatively
preparatives
preparator
preparatorily
preparators
preparatory (current term)
preparatory school
prepare
prepare for
prepared
preparedly
preparedness
preparednesses
preparer
preparers
prepares
preparest
prepareth
preparing
preparse

Literary usage of Preparatory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"THE preparatory SCHOOL. To nearly every master in a preparatory school the question must at some time or other have presented itself, whether the work in ..."

2. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1907)
"The preparatory School and the Boy JH ATKINSON, BLAIR ACADEMY, BLAIRSTOWN, NJ |Na recent communication to the New York Times, President Thwing says : " The ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The appeal is from an order of the circuit Judge refusing the writ, on the ground that attendance as a student In a preparatory class at Clemson College ..."

4. American Annals of the Deaf by Conference of Executives of American Schools for the Deaf (1907)
"ADMISSION TO THE preparatory COURSE OF GALLAUDET COLLEGE IN 1909. [NB Nothing in this statement affects the requirements for 1908, which have been already ..."

5. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"He made many preparatory reactions on the way to his final reaction of jumping up on you; and these preparatory reactions were, of course, responses to the ..."

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